Susan Webster is a 4th generation Gator and the current Student Body President. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Susan is the daughter of David and Dottie and the youngest of five children. Susan grew up attending Gator sporting events, which is where she truly developed her passion and love for the university. She is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Management program in the Hough Graduate School of Business.
Prior to her election as Student Body President, Susan served in the Student Senate for the majority of her undergraduate career. Whether it was helping establish the Field and Fork Food Pantry, fighting unfair towing regulations or taking taxi drivers that cheat students off the streets, Susan continuously made concrete changes for the betterment of the Student Body. As Senate President, she created Diversity Outreach and Mental Health Awareness Ad Hoc Committees to address growing concerns in the campus community. She also organized a joint meeting between the Gainesville City Commission and Student Senate to foster a dialogue about the issues that students face in the city of Gainesville.
As Student Body President, Susan has already started tackling her executive agenda, which includes lobbying for Summer Bright Futures, reinstating the Uber Safe Rides program, increasing enrollment and retention rates for students of color, and opening up subsidized parking at Southwest Recreation Center. Throughout her administration, Susan is working to move Gators forward and make the University of Florida a welcoming environment for student success. It is her hope to promote a productive, transparent and interactive administration in order to foster a stronger relationship between Student Government and the student body. Susan’s love for the Gators and Gator Good truly shines and drives her in all of her efforts to make the University of Florida a top 10 institution.