Taylor Hunter (pictured above) was elected on April 23 as the first African American Student Government Association (SGA) president at SUNY Cortland.
She will serve her term as president during her senior school year in 2021-2022.
As exciting as this achievement is, winning has been part of Taylor’s DNA having had many personal accomplishments as a track runner. Her first most memorable triumph was during her Freshmen Year when she became an NCAA Division 3 All American for running in Cortland’s 4×100 Relay Team.
She was also part of the Tapestry Charter School Track and Field Team that won 4 Straight Small School 4×100 Relay Team Championships in New York State.
Taylor is also the current elected Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within Cortland’s SGA, 2019-2020 elected Deputy of Student Advocates within SGA, She is a young adult member of the NAACP since 2018, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success since 2019.
Miss Hunter is the daughter of Robert and Dawn Hunter, the granddaughter of Rosa Hunter and Elizabeth Hubbard and a member of the Durham Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. Her family is extremely proud of her, and how she has persevered through many obstacles.
Keep soaring and busting through those glass ceilings Taylor! The best is yet to come!