Aaron Boyd ‘20

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Future Plans: Become a police officer

Aaron Boyd came to the University of Illinois Springfield knowing he wanted to give back to his community. Boyd is the vice president of the UIS Black Male Collegiate Society, historian for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upsilon Xi Chapter, a student orientation coordinator for the UIS Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Relations and an intramural referee for UIS Campus Recreation. As part of the Black Male Collegiate Society, Boyd mentors a second grade student at Springfield Public School’s Matheny-Withrow Elementary every other Friday through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He was also recently picked to ask candidates a question about the environment during a UIS debate featuring Democratic candidates running in the primary race for Illinois governor. Boyd hopes to leave his mark on the university. “I feel like when I graduate I will have made my name at UIS,” he said.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on March 15, 2018