University: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Robert A. Fisher, Chattanooga, is a senior at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he majors in Political Science and minors in History and Africana Studies. A Truman Scholar with a perfect academic record, he is the student body president. He was appointed by the Governor as student representative to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and is a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Robert was chosen by Chattanooga’s mayor to co-chair a task force to develop a vibrant and more inclusive downtown, and is a mentor in a local school. Much of his university and community leadership is focused on issues related to racial inequality in America, and is influenced by his deep interest in black political thought.