Conti, Woods assume leadership roles with graduate student government
CLEMSON — Bryce Conti and Cody Woods have been elected Clemson University Graduate Student Government (GSG) president and vice president, respectively. Conti is from nearby Greenville and Woods is a native of Augusta, Georgia.
Conti, who graduated from J.L. Mann High School, has been involved in student government for several years. He served as public relations manager as a junior and chief of staff his senior year at Clemson. Conti has continued his involvement in his first year in student government, serving as communications director under Courtney Allen before winning the presidential election.
“I wanted to apply everything I’ve learned as an undergrad and now graduate school and serve in the president’s role,” he said. “I’m grateful to be in this position and have the opportunity to represent Clemson.”
Conti earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic communications in 2017 and is studying master’s level courses in the same discipline. He works as a graphic design assistant with the Clemson football recruiting department. Eventually, he hopes to move into the advertising field.
Woods earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Augusta University in 2017 and is pursuing a master’s degree in counselor education with an emphasis in student affairs. Woods serves as a graduate assistant in Clemson’s financial aid office.
He ran for the position of vice president after serving as a senator his first year at Clemson.
“Student government was the only box I hadn’t checked as an undergraduate,” he said. “I was involved in Orientation, Greek Life, conduct boards, housing — you name it, I had a hand in it. I wanted to get a good feel for the legislative side of things, to help enact change for the better.”
Both leaders stressed the importance of better continuing to involve the graduate student population in the Clemson experience.
“Our population is more diverse,” Conti said. “But our traditions can be applied to the grad experience, and we want to make sure they have those opportunities as well.”