(Oct. 13, 2011) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center announces Xavier Johnson as Roadrunner of the Month for September 2011. Johnson was nominated by John Montoya, UTSA assistant director of student activities and student government.
A UTSA junior sociology major, Johnson is from Austin, Texas, where he graduated from Lake Travis High School. With his degree in hand, Johnson hopes to become an entertainment lawyer representing artists, musicians and actors.
As the president of the UTSA Student Government Association, Johnson is an excellent example of leadership. At the fall convocation, he addressed the freshman class, talking to them about community, leadership, scholarship and integrity.
According to Montoya, "Xavier exemplifies leadership on campus by being a leader who recognizes that his job is to serve his constituents."
At the annual Roadrunner Camp, he encouraged the incoming freshman to get involved and provide feedback to student leaders in order to enhance their UTSA experience.
"Leadership means helping others selflessly and wholeheartedly," said Johnson. "Leadership means taking initiative and motivating others to do so as well."
The Roadrunner of the Month award is sponsored by the Student Leadership Center to recognize outstanding UTSA student leadership contributions. Nominees must meet these criteria:
Submit nominations at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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