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SGA President Elected Florida Student Association President
May 26, 2010

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association President (SGA) Gallop Franklin II was recently elected as the Florida Student Association (FSA) chairman and correlating position with the Florida Board of Governors.

Franklin, who is a member of the men's golf team, is the third FAMU SGA president to serve as FSA president and the first to serve on the Florida Board of Governors.

“I am just really excited and humbled to serve the students in Florida,” said Franklin, a fifth-year doctorate of pharmacy candidate from Tallahassee, Fla.  “I’m passionate and committed.”

The influential statewide advocacy organization is composed of the student body presidents of the state universities and their respective staffs. FSA represents more than 300,000 students in the State University System.

A third-generation Rattler, Franklin, 22, was elected as the freshman class president and was re-elected as sophomore class president. After his two-year class presidency, he was elected as a student senator, where he served a two-year term.

“When I was told the news, I was ecstatic,” said Dean Henry Kirby, associate vice president for Student Life. “I was happy for Gallop and the university. I know he will be able to do a lot of great things. He has natural leadership abilities. I am really proud of him and I think there are great things to come from him.”

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