Gutierrez was born and raised in Red Oak, where he served on the student council in high school. It was that experience that drove his interest in student government.
The Student Government Association represents the student body on their TSTC campuses.
“We’re in charge of letting the students be heard and, hopefully, meeting their needs,” Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez said being the first president of the group is an honor for him, and he hopes to grow the Student Government Association in his time at TSTC.
“Because of the Student Government Association, students can have their voices heard, and changes can be made at campus to make the campus more student-friendly,” he said.
As the group president, Gutierrez’ ultimate goal as SGA President is to make TSTC in North Texas a welcoming campus for all students.
“I want to help the college have fun events so students can have an even better experience here at TSTC, let students become more aware of their resources, and give students the opportunity to have their ideas implemented at our campus, ultimately making our TSTC campus here in North Texas unified,” he said.
Cory Gropp, director of student recruitment at TSTC in North Texas, oversees Gutierrez as a student ambassador.
“Sergio has been an ambassador for three semesters now and we couldn’t ask for a better student or worker,” Gropp said. “He greets everyone through the door, and is always on top of volunteering to work at events on campus. His dedication to his studies, work and student government is astounding. He is definitely the right student to lead the group.”
Gutierrez is in his third semester as a Computer-Aided Drafting student. He chose the field because he loves to draw.
“I’ve always loved to design and draw,” Gutierrez said. “As a kid I have always wanted to design houses.”
After graduating with his associate degree in Computer-Aided Drafting, Gutierrez plans to pursue a second degree in Precision Machining at TSTC.