Presidential Envoys

Meet CSU’s inaugural presidential ambassadors to represent Cougar Nation

Columbus State University has named 14 student leaders as the first Presidential Envoys — a group of high-achieving students from across campus to represent Cougar Nation at important events.

“It is important we remember and demonstrate that students are the focus of everything we do,” said CSU President Chris Markwood. “Our friends and donors love meeting our students, and these Presidential Envoys are among the best that Columbus State University has to offer.”

Bridging various majors and backgrounds at CSU, the Presidential Envoys formed to develop future alumni leadership and assist the Office of the President; the Office of Alumni Engagement and Special Events; and University Advancement.

As the face of CSU’s student body, these representatives will share their student experiences with trustees, alumni and community leaders. The initiative also provides an opportunity for professional development in organizational leadership.

2017–18 Envoys:

  • Jerry Cowell (President): senior, marketing major and communication minor, Rex, Georgia;
  • Hannah Kick (VP of Communication & Membership): sophomore, early childhood education major, Hamilton, Georgia;
  • Leah Seifu (VP of Leadership): junior, biology major, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Hannah Eubanks: sophomore, accounting major, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Stephanie Kolwicz: senior, health and physical education major, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Whitney Henderson: senior, early childhood education major, Landover Hills, Maryland;
  • Abby Grace Moore: sophomore, biology major, Thomaston, Georgia;
  • Cassandra Paul: senior, marketing major, Hiram, Georgia;
  • Ruben Ramirez: junior, health science major, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Lyndsay Richardson: senior, music education major, Bonaire, Georgia;
  • Joshua Richmond: sophomore, art major, Cordele, Georgia;
  • Anju Shajan: sophomore, accounting major, Columbus, Georgia;
  • Mason Thiele: senior, management major, Columbus, Georgia; and
  • Bailey Woodard: senior, exercise science major, Warner Robins, Georgia.