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Willie McCorkle
SGA President, Southern University A&M College

Willie McCorkle, III is the Student Government Association President at Southern University A&M College. McCorkle also serves as the Vice-Chairman to the Council of Student Presidents in the state of Louisiana.

He is a native of New Orleans, LA, and is a senior majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.

Since beginning his matriculation at Southern in 2009, he has been dedicated to community service and a number of organizations on campus including but not limited to Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Collegiate 100 Black Men, Student Government Association, Public Relations Student Society of America, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and the infamous Southern University Marching Band, also known as the ‘Human Jukebox.’

McCorkle’s role as president expands past Southern University and A&M College, but to the entirety of the state of Louisiana. He is strongly dedicated to make a difference one aspect at a time.

Current Topic


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?

Recent Topics


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

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