Austin Mehmet ‘17
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Majors: Computer Science & Legal Studies
Future Plans: Work as a software developer
Austin Mehmet has learned many lessons about leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield as president of the Student Government Association (SGA). The computer science and legal studies major has learned about time management, teamwork and how to delegate authority to others. In addition to his SGA role, Mehmet is a team captain on the mock trial team and a member of the Model Illinois Government Moot Court. Out of all of his leadership roles, Mehmet is most passionate about being a voice for students. He worked his way up to the SGA presidency, starting as a senator and then treasurer. Following graduation, he will be moving to Dallas, Texas to become a software developer for State Farm Insurance.
Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.
Posted on November 3, 2016