I hope to bring a sense of honor and integrity to SGA and campus-wide. I hope to show everyone what OPSU brings to the table and make sure everyone knows that we are not only the best in the region but one of the best in the country.Austin Jacobs
As President of the Student Government Association at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Austin Jacobs aims to bring involvement back on campus. “I hope to bring a sense of honor and integrity to SGA and campus-wide,” stated Jacobs. “I hope to show everyone what OPSU brings to the table and make sure everyone knows that we are not only the best in the region but one of the best in the country.”
Jacobs was born and raised in Guymon, Oklahoma. He made history at OPSU in 2021, becoming a trailblazer in the university’s inaugural pilot program for the Early College High School initiative. This innovative program allowed him to complete an Associate of Science in Agriculture from OPSU even before he walked the stage at Guymon High School to receive his high school diploma. Austin’s dedication to his education and commitment to his community set him on a path toward success.
Austin is now a double major in Animal Science and Biology at OPSU, pursuing his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He is set to graduate in the spring of 2024, and his journey inspires fellow students, parents, and the community at large.
Dean of the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing, Tracy Kincannon, stated, “Austin Jacobs is a great leader on campus with many awesome ideas. His determination exemplifies the spirit of our institution and the promise of a bright future for our students.”
Laura Hutchinson, Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, added, “Austin has done an excellent job as SGA President. He is a great communicator in terms of listening and keeping SGA informed of all the benefits of campus leadership. I look forward to seeing what he and the rest of the executive council accomplish this year.”
Jacobs’ peers and faculty members have always considered him an adaptable individual who others can go to with ideas. “I have always believed in listening to other’s ideas and perspectives. I believe everyone has a voice to be heard,” said Jacobs. “I am encouraging all campus organizations to start back up and have a representative in SGA. It is important for every facet of OPSU to have a voice. I believe OPSU has excellent things in store, and I am so thankful to be gaining my education here.”