"My name is Darryl Boyer. I have been conquering obstacles most of my life even before I was born. My biological mother struggled with addiction and domestic abuse. When I was born on June 7, 1999 in order to protect me, the judicial system decided to take me away from my biological parents. I spent the next three years being passed around from one foster home to another. During this time, I underwent severe mental and physical abuse. Ultimately, a loving family who continue to support and inspire me adopted me when I was three.However, I have not allowed my past to define who I am; it has only strengthened me for a self-determined future.
So far during my college career I have focused my energy on a plethora of clubs and activities. As your Elections Commissioner, I reformed our Student Government (SG) Elections, diversified our SG leadership and advocated for adequate lighting on campus. As an Osprey minority, I see the desperate need for diverse representation. In High School I had the honor to be a team runner on our varsity track and cross-country team, I also serve as president of our school’s Ebony Society, chairman of Ascend Network, and student representative of our school’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) team. Hopefully these leadership experiences will help me best serve our student body to the best of my ability. During my time as your SG Vice President I will make our campus inclusive, safe and spirited. Our team and I will also remain transparent and hopefully inspire other people facing similar overwhelming life challenges to never doubt they are a valuable asset to society and can become influential."