Najira Davis is the Gaston College SGA President for 2020-2021
Najira A. Davis is the current president of the Gaston College Student Government Association. She began her term in office in August 2020. Davis has attended Gaston College since 2016, her freshman year at Gaston Early College High School. The GECHS program enables Davis to graduate in May 2021 with both her high school diploma and her Associate in Applied Science degree.
Davis started volunteering with SGA in 2018 and became a senator with the organization in 2019. “I wanted to be SGA president because I saw it as an opportunity to help make an impact,” she said. “As president I know there are many responsibilities and duties, not to mention that the president is the voice for all students at the College. I wanted to be a part of that, to help students be heard and make sure they know they have people here for them.”
“We are so happy to have Najira as our SGA president,” said Renita Johnson, Director of Student Life and Special Projects. “Her enthusiasm and commitment to seeing that students have a meaningful and positive Gaston College experience – especially in these difficult times – is inspiring.”
SGA is one of the most active organizations at Gaston College, but COVID-19 has made it necessary to change the way it operates. “This year, I think SGA will need to work harder than ever to complete our goals,” said Davis. “Due to the coronavirus guidelines, a lot of our events can no longer occur, so a lot of activities are going to be virtual or done in a way where social distancing is possible. So far, we have been doing well coming up with events that meet the guidelines. For example, on September 17 we had Trivia Thursday via Zoom and Kahoot.”
After Gaston College, Davis plans to attend East Carolina University to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing and then a master’s in midwifery. She wants to work as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. “My career goal is to help as many people as possible,” she said, “and put the people I care for first.”
While serving as SGA president, however, Davis wants to help ensure that students enjoy their time at Gaston College and she encourages them to actively participate in SGA. “Students will gain so many skills and have an abundance of growth while in SGA,” she said. “If anyone thinks they may be even a little bit interested, they should come talk to us.” The Gaston College SGA office is in Room 213 of the Myers Center on the College’s Dallas campus. The phone number to reach SGA is 704-922-6472.