Meet the President
Kambrell Houston Garvin is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology and African American Studies. Garvin has been a member of the Council of Student Leaders since fall 2009 serving as the NAACP Representative. Garvin now holds the distinction as the first student-wide elected CSL president at Winthrop in a decade.
During his time at Winthrop, Garvin has kept himself busy with campus activities. He has volunteered with Project Rebound and the Boys and Girls Club of Rock Hill; is a member of Alpha Delta Lambda Academic Honor Society and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and has worked as a peer mentor. Garvin also has acted as the delegate for the National Pan-Hellenic Council and as an associate justice for the All Greek Council Judicial Board.
Over the years Garvin has served in numerous leadership positions within civic and community organizations and has been recognized for outstanding service. His hobbies include traveling, writing, and helping others, especially the less fortunate and the elderly. Garvin’s philosophy of life is that of Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, West Africa, "Forward Ever, Backwards Never.”
Meet the Vice President
Christopher Aubrie is a junior International Business major with a minor in International Studies. He’s originally from Connecticut, but calls South Carolina home.While attending Winthrop, he has served as an annual member of CSL and the Chair of the Student Empowerment Committee before taking over his current office as Vice President. Aubrie is involved with on other campus activities including SIFE, (Students In Free Enterprise), the TRiO SSS Leadership Council, and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. While in high school Aubrie had the opportunity to live in Shanghai, China for almost three years. He hopes to bring some of the global perspective that he learned there to the Winthrop community.
Aubrie says that he has learned life-long lessons while attending Winthrop and feels that choosing Winthrop has provided academic, social and community challenges and experiences that will carry him well into life after the University. His current goals include continued help for those first generation university students and foreign exchange students who need extra encouragement and information to achieve success. By the time he graduates, he hopes to have made a positive impact on both the Winthrop campus community and the Rock Hill community.