Brian’s leadership journey began in the Prentiss Public School District where he attended J.E. Johnson Elementary School and continued his studies at Prentiss Jr. High School. In 2009, he graduated with honors from Prentiss High School. During his academic tenure at Prentiss High School, Brian was very involved in campus life. He was selected 2009 Student of the Year, a member of Student Council, where he served as Senior Class president and a four year member of the Prentiss High School Marching Band where he held several leadership positions including Percussion Section leader.
At Jackson State University, Brian has soared as a campus leader in numerous organizations. A three year member of the Student Government Association, he has risen through the ranks since his freshman year by being elected Freshman Class Senator (2009-2010), Religious Council Senator (2010-2011) and SGA Justice (2011-2012). Other organization affiliations include: Student Leadership Institute, NAACP – Jefferson-Davis County Chapter, Political Science Club, Blue Key Honor Society and Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and has been featured as a contributing columnist with The Blue and White Flash, JSU student newspaper. He is a Dean’s List Scholar and is the recipient of several scholarships including the Belinda Mason Book Scholarship, Georgia Pacific Scholarship and he was selected as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar. Because of his astute leadership abilities on campus, Brian was recognized by the Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. by receiving their award for “Outstanding Male Leadership” in 2010.
Brian believes in the philosophy of there being no ‘I’ in TEAM; thus his platform is “For the People”. The focus is to increase student involvement, student moral and social awareness while creating a campus atmosphere that continues to advance the needs of and cater to all students, commuter and residential. He wants to implement a “Choose 1 Campaign”, which encourages every JSU student to get involved with at least ONE student organization and be active.
Brian has an unrivaled passion for civic service. He is a regular poll worker at the voting precinct in his hometown of Prentiss. In 2010, he had the opportunity to work on the campaign team for Johnny Dupree, the first African American candidate for Governor for the State of Mississippi. As a collegiate campaign volunteer, he was responsible for educating JSU students on the importance of voting in the 2010 midterm elections. During the fall of 2010, Brian was selected by the MS-NAACP to represent JSU in Washington, D.C. to participate in a round table discussion with top officials of President Obama’s administration. In addition, he was selected to intern with the Mississippi Republican Party during the fall 2011 semester. As a part of his varied civic experiences, Brian has traveled to Washington, D.C. on several occasions advancing his strong political values.
Brian’s character is an example of the high moral standards and values he holds for himself. After graduation, he plans to receive his Masters and attend law school ultimately becoming actively involved with politics. He is an active member of Mt. Helm Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.