Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Leader Spotlight

Haley Andrews

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Ag Development

Hometown: Waco, TX

Organization/Position: Student Affairs/ Purple Haze Association Student Director

What organizations and/or offices are you involved in? Purple Haze Association, Collegiate FFA, SFA Livestock Judging Team

What have you gained from being a student leader?

By being a student leader on campus, I have gained independence and organizational skills along with numerous connections on campus that I wouldn't have necessarily had before becoming a student leader.

How do you balance your academic and co-curricular activities?

I have a planner/desk calendar that I live off of. All of my academic dates (homework) are kept in my planner and all of my organization dates are kept in my desk calendar.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about getting involved?

Get involved but pace yourself. Try out a few organizations your freshman year and see what you can handle with your schedule.

How do you live by the SFA Way?

I am an avid supporter of the SFA Way. I live and bleed purple and white and even though my blood boils when I see someone wearing orange, I will respect their decision to be a bearCAT, even if it is the wrong one.

In what ways do you plan to utilize your leadership skills after college?

I am planning to be an Ag teacher, so I will be able to be a leader, work well in a team, and a good communicator. I plan to use these skills to become the Texas Ag Commissioner.