W. Smith Meyers
Smith Meyers currently serves as the Student Body President. As President, Smith acts as the head of the Executive Branch within Student Government. He works with the administration to represent the student interest in board of trustee meetings, oversees Agency heads and works with the legislative branch to enact new initiatives on campus.
Smith is from Tampa, Florida and is the second oldest of four brothers. Unlike his two parents who attended Florida State University, Smith made the better decision to join the Gator Nation and attend the University of Florida.
He started his involvement in Senate during summer 2014. Within Senate, Smith has served as Senate President, Senate President Pro-Tempore, Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman, and member of the Information and Communication Committee. As Senate President Pro-Tempore, he worked to increase outreach to students across campus to advertise open seats and opportunities within Senate. As Budget and Appropriations Chairman, Smith worked with the Big Four entities and student organizations to ensure that the best services continued to be provided to the students at UF by working alongside the committee to allocate the over $20 million Activity and Service Fee Budget.
Outside of Student Government, Smith has served as Chapter President of his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, as Executive Director of Legal Professions Day, and is a proud member of Florida Blue Key. He has also served on various University Committees including the Capital Improvement Trust Fund Committee, the Cultural Plaza Advisory Committee, and the Newell Hall Student Advisory Board.
During his term, Smith plans to work with the Florida legislature to provide a state-of-the-art wellness and recreation center, simplify the academic degree audit, and improve crosswalks and traffic safety on campus. As an advocate for students, he plans to work each and every day to improve campus life and enhance the college experience for everyone in the Gator Nation.