Bell, new student body president, wants to make a difference

Newly elected FAMU student body president Zachary Bell. Photo courtesy: Bell

Zachary Bell, Florida A&M University’s student body president-elect, is eager to make his mark during the upcoming academic year.

Bell, a student in the School of Business and Industry, serves as the 2021-2022 SGA Student Senate president, a frequent springboard for study body presidents.

Bell, who campaigned as the “Bell x Burns administration,” was elected ruing last month’s elections.

“I am happy to get to serve my student body as the newest elected SGA president,” Bell told The Famuan. “I am still at a loss of words by my win. It still feels unreal. I know I will leave a legacy on FAMU’s campus when it’s my time to cater to the student body.”

Bell believes he has a lot to offer as the new student body president, He knows he will be facing many different challenges, but he says is ready for whatever FAMU throws at him.

Makira Burns, the newly elected SGA vice president, is a junior political science major with a minor in pre-law. She said, “Running a race on FAMU’s campus was extremely hard but, all and all we came out on top, and I can finally rest.”

Bell feels like he won because he was listening to every student’s voice and opinions. He says that if you can make every student’s voice be heard, then no one will feel like their voice does not matter on the FAMU campus.

“I ran for student body president to make a change on FAMU’s campus,” Bell said. “Not only do I want to make every student’s voice be heard, but I also want to make sure that everyone’s needs are met at this university.”

Bell ran with a theme of “by any means,” and the goal of #Everythingisnecessary after the student body had half online campaigning and half in-person campaigning.

“Always keep the student body first, always stand on their side and let their voice heard,” Bell said.

If you want to make a difference, you have to be the change you wish to see, Bell said. The closed mouth does not get fed, and close hands do not get offered anything.

“I want to say thank you to all the students who voted for me, and most importantly, thank you to the university for trusting me to serve as the next student body president,” Bell said.