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Student Leadership Council

College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Student Leadership Council (SLC)

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) by Florida State University’s Student Government Association. The Council serves as the liaison between the student body, the College administration, and the FSU student government.

The council is composed of majors in Criminology and Criminal Justice who work directly with the Dean, a faculty adviser, and the college administration to provide a student perspective. They create and oversee beneficial programming for students in an attempt to improve opportunities for personal and professional growth within the discipline.

For more information on student/college leadership councils visit the SGA website.

Join the Criminology Student Leadership Council:
The Council is now accepting applications through Sept. 30 at 11:59pm.  Joining gives you an opportunity to build up yourself, your college, and your university as a whole.  Apply today!
Questions? Contact the Criminology SLC or Emily Flack, SLC Secretary.

Council Members:
Kristen Neville | Chair
Kristen Neville is a third year Criminology student from Lakeland, Florida. She has served as the IRHC-SGA Vice President for the Jennie-Reynolds-Bryan Hall complex, and also as a board member of the Residential Student Experience Conduct Board. Kristen is currently employed through the University, as a Resident Assistant in Deviney Hall. Her academic interests are interdisciplinary in nature, with a focus in cognitive and behavioral research and the corresponding law/policy implications- particularity those concerning criminal justice.

Position Currently Open | Vice Chair

Emily Flack | Secretary
Emily W. Flack is a third-year transfer student from Tavares, Florida. She completed her Associates Degree in high school, through dual enrollment, and is expected to graduate with her BA in Criminology by Spring 2017. Eventually, Emily plans to join the military and pursue a career as an Intelligence Officer. She spends her time volunteering for various local elections, and other political, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organizations.

John E. Walker | Treasurer
 E. Walker is a second-year student from Lakeland, Florida. He is double-majoring in Criminology and Psychology, and intends to get involved in the Florida Legislature. John has served as the Webmaster and Vice President of Students for America’s Military, a Student Senator, and a PrideU fellow, with the Pride Student Union. He has also participated in the Freshman Leadership Institute, Service Leadership Seminar, and Noles Engaged in Politics. Some of his hobbies include law, service, government, and public policy.

Dr. George Pesta | Faculty Advisor
George Pesta is the Director of the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research. At the Center, he manages funded research projects, supervises GRAs and collaborates with faculty on project deliverables, research reports, and presentations. He has extensive experience in conducting program evaluations and field research, including designing and administering surveys, reviewing administrative documentation, and conducting qualitative observations. He has worked in the field of juvenile justice and correctional education for the past 16 years. His publications have been focused on the effectiveness and outcomes of juvenile justice programs. George Pesta also serves as the Veterans’ Liaison for the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

For more information visit the SGA website and like the FSU College of Criminology- Student Leadership Council Facebook page.