Walter Harris wants to change lives, both at Cal U and in the courtroom.
President of the Student Government Association and a board member for the Student Association Inc. (SAI), he has his sights set on a career in law.
With that in mind, he’s studying political science with a minor in theater. Harris is president of the Peace Studies Club and a member of Students Taking a New Direction (STAND), University Players, the Ultimate Frisbee Club and the Black Student Union.
Harris says the combination of his coursework and his extracurricular activities has allowed him to grow as a leader, and the size of the campus allows for important personal interactions.
“The relatively small community at Cal, compared to other universities, allows each student increased opportunities for leadership on campus,” he says.
“I make it a goal to connect and collaborate with other students in each of my classes. Working in groups increases accountability and fosters integrity. These relationships also have allowed me to acquire leadership roles in extracurricular programs.”
Harris wants to use his various positions on campus to help future students at Cal U.
“I hope to leave a lasting imprint on my university and to develop a legacy that will influence and help students for years to come.”