George Papadeas has excelled as a leader during his four years at USF, culminating in his position as the second most powerful student leader on USF’s campus. As student body vice president, Papadeas helps create and oversee a $15 million budget and hires the student government staff, among other duties. He has worked with the Center for Student Involvement Hiring Committee, the Technology Fee Advisory Council, and the TEDxUSF Planning Committee. Additionally, he advocates for students as one of two students serving on the board of directors for the USF Alumni Association.
Papadeas’ leadership experience at USF began early. His freshman year, he was elected governor of his residence hall, and went on to serve as a resident assistant for two years and as an orientation team leader the summer after his freshman year, helping integrate new students into USF life. In 2010, he participated in the “Step Up: Male Leadership Development” program. Papadeas also worked as a facilitator at the Emerging Leaders Institute, presenting a leadership development seminar and leading groups of first-year students as a student mentor.
Papadeas is president of the USF Hellenic Society, a brother of Delta Chi Fraternity, and has appeared on the Dean’s List. He recently learned that the USF Alumni Association has named him USF’s Outstanding Graduate and will laud his service to the university during May’s commencement exercises.