Cortez Whatley is the current Student Body President of the second largest university in the nation, the University of Central Florida. Before joining the UCF community, Mr. Whatley lived in four U.S. States as well as a three-year stay in the U.K. Mr. Whatley is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with independent majors in Legal Studies and Public Administration, and a minor in Political Science. Mr. Whatley plans on attending law school after completing his undergraduate degree.
Mr. Whatley is the first UCF Student Body President to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Student Association, as well as being the student representative on the Florida Board of Governors. As a member of the Board of Governors, Mr. Whatley sits on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Legislative Affairs Committee. Mr. Whatley is also very active in the City of Orlando, having clerked at the law firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood, & Boyer, P.A. and being a regular volunteer at the local Y.M.C.A coaching youth basketball.
As the Florida Student Association Chairman, Mr. Whatley believes that a rich educational experience is invaluable. One of his goals is to make sure that students play a vital role in assuring that the system continues to provide a quality and affordable education to the citizens of Florida.