A Poole Student on the Presidential Seat
Business administration student Timothy Reid was elected to serve as NC State Student Body President for 2023-24.
Timothy Reid, a Poole College business administration student, was elected to serve as NC State Student Body President in the 2023-24 academic year for the 103rd session. The Cornelius, North Carolina, native joined Poole College in 2020 as a first-year student during the height of the coronavirus pandemic and was immediately inspired to get involved by the students and atmosphere of the college.
Because of Poole College’s emphasis on empowering students with the resources to pursue all of their endeavors, Reid joined Poole Ambassadors to help with signature events and cultivate experiences for incoming students similar to the ones that attracted him to Poole College.
As a business administration student, Reid understands the unique role that Poole College plays in the greater NC State community. Not only does Poole College influence his perspective in government, the business school also provides an example of the community involvement and connection that he hopes to instill across campus.
Poole offers a highly connected alumni networking database with resources that foster direct relationships with alumni who want to invest into the future of NC State.
“Poole College is a great example of community and inclusion on the NC State campus,” Reid says. “Poole offers a highly connected alumni networking database with resources that foster direct relationships with alumni who want to invest into the future of NC State.”
As a freshman entering NC State in 2020, Reid knew he was in a unique position to make an impact both through his involvement in Poole College and in the NC State community which sparked his interest in student government. The impact of COVID-19 on community and policy inspired him to join NC State student government to foster a sense of community for students. He served as a first-year senator, then a Poole College senator, before joining the executive board as vice president, and now, as Student Body President.
Students can find Timothy Reid in the student government suite on the fourth floor of Talley Student Union. As president, Reid serves as chief executive officer of the student body and leader of student government. He is the principal advocate of the student body to administration and focuses on implementing the platform of student body president and vice president.
Reid provides the student voice and perspective as a voting member of the university Board of Trustees and engages a variety of university level officials from provost to police department to health. His position is highly integrated with university leadership, which is why his choice of vice president, who is highly integrated in student leadership and organizations, was of great importance. Reid chose Allison Market to be vice president because of her passion and commitment to service.
There are challenges and obstacles, but that passion is what gets you through the tough moments.
“There are challenges and obstacles, but that passion is what gets you through the tough moments,” said Reid.
This year, the student government has focused on its goals of enhancing student wellness resources through promoting a spirit of connectivity and inclusion, developing processes to alleviate academic stress, advocating for university wide peer-to-peer mentoring programs and facilitating increased interaction between student government and minority communities.
Student government has played a major role in expanding mental health resources and counseling services through increased publication, one-stop-shop for university resources in addition to first year, entry level proactive mental health education, and advocating for the placement of embedded counselors into each college across the university.
Upon concluding his term as student body president, Reid will graduate from Poole College in the Park Scholarship class of 2024 with a degree in business administration and a concentration in finance.
Interested in learning more about student government at NC State? Read more on their website.