Kishane Patel is a senior political science major with a criminal justice minor Pensacola, Florida. During his time at the University of West Florida, he has focused his involvement and leadership on campus to improving the student experience by finding creative solutions to complex problems with the resources at hand. His presidency focuses on creating diversity initiatives, prioritizing Activity and Service Fee funding for academic and professional development initiatives, and improving the dining experience.
Kishane is an active member of the Florida-Sigma chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Kishane has served on the executive board for the Campus Activity Board, is a member of UWF Men's Empowerment Network, and is involved in two honor societies, Phi Eta Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha. He also is a current Trustee for AMIkids Pensacola, a non-profit organization that aids students in rehabilitation and vocational programs to empower them through care and guidance to break the cycle of failure and poverty by becoming responsible and productive citizens.
Before being sworn in as Student Body President of the UWF Student Government Association, Kishane ran for a College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities Senate Seat at the end of his freshman year and shortly after was appointed to serve as the Chief of Staff. The following year, the Student Body elected Kishane as Student Body Vice-President. While Vice-President, Kishane served on the Board of Directors for the UWF Foundation Board and the Historic-Trust Board. Serving in different executive roles, the experience Kishane has received motivates him to inspire other leaders at UWF to become active voices for the student body.
Kishane was sworn in as Student Body President on April 14, 2017 and plans to create a better future for students at UWF. By advocating for student needs at the state level while creating relationships between campus partners, he will promote a campus environment that embraces innovation and transformation.
- 4/14/17 - 4/17/18