Fike grad elected ECU student president

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GREENVILLE — Tucker Robbins has been elected president of the Student Government Association at East Carolina University.

Robbins, a 2017 graduate of Fike High School, is the son of Beth and Gary Robbins of Wilson.

“I love leadership, and I love getting involved,” said Robbins, a junior at East Carolina.

Robbins is an industrial distribution and logistics major in the College of Engineering and Technology. He is working on a minor in industrial technology management.

“Coming to college, I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself,” Robbins said. “I wanted to cater and assist a bigger community than myself. That is what led me to join a fraternity here at ECU. Looking back on it, that is the best decision I could have made.”

Robbins joined the Phi Gama Delta fraternity and immediately took a series of executive positions, working his way to president of the fraternity during the last year.

“It was an absolutely great experience,” Robbins said. “Structure helps me, and being busy helps me. I am really good at time management, which helped me get where I am today. I found that I did such a good job at my fraternity in the community of Greek life, I realized that is only a fraction of the population of ECU, and I wanted to take it to the next level to serve a bigger population. That is kind of what got my interest in SGA.”

Robbins ran for SGA president with junior Laura Hayes from the Chi Omega sorority.

The team found out they were the top vote-getters on Feb. 21 following a two-week campaign.

As SGA president, Robbins represents the entire ECU student body of 28,000 students.

As president, Robbins said he wants to represent all student interests, work for the transparency of student dollars, improve the relationship between students and first responders and improve accessibility to campus.