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Meet the President


Ximena Perez-Velazco is a senior human nutrition major, from Cheraw, South Carolina. She had an early start in her experience of leadership at Winthrop, as she was a member of the Emerging Leaders program, that the credits with the majority of her growth as a member of the community. In her time at Winthrop, Ximena has served as an Orientation Leader, an executive member of the Zeta Tau chapter of Alpha Delta Pi, and as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Perez has capitalized her time at Winthrop by remaining active in several organizations related to her major and participating in undergraduate research. In addition, Ximena is currently working as a research fellow at the University of Illinois in the subject area of cultural nutrition competencies. In 2018 Ximena was named Winthrop University's Greek Woman of the year and says that this speaks to the fact that she spends most of her free time participating in on-campus activities that allow her to support her peers. She is looking forward to the year ahead so that she can serve the campus community to the best of her ability.

Meet the Vice-President


Jared T. Garrett is a 3rd year senior Sport Management major. Growing up in the Rosemont Neighborhood of Charleston, SC, he was a product of the Charleston County School District, graduating high school in 2015. Garrett is a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard, and an Army ROTC Scholarship award recipient. Garrett has always been passionate about community engagement, by volunteering in his community since middle school. Since his freshman year, Garrett has been heavily involved in the Winthrop community. He recently served as a board member on the Promotions Comittee of the DiGiorgio Student Union (Winthrop’s Campus Activities Board). He is an after-school teacher and mentor at Freedom Montessori School in Downtown, Rock Hill. He currently serves as the Asisstant Area Director for Area 1 of the South Carolina Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. & The Vice-President of the Xi Phi chapter seated here at Winthrop. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing intramural sports, listening to music, and watching the Redskins play on Sunday’s. His believes in the value of education, and is passionate about public service.!Garrett is eager to serve as the Vice Chair of the Council of Student Leaders.

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