What Great Minds Can Do: Romaro Gill
St. Thomas, Jamaica
Standing at 7'2" with a talent for blocking shots on the basketball court, Romaro Gill has also excelled at being a first-generation college student, servant-leader and athlete. Growing up in St. Thomas, Jamaica, his first experiences academically and athletically in the United States were his two years attending Vincennes University in Indiana. After transferring to Seton Hall to play on the Men's Basketball team, Romaro was also named to the Big East Conference All-Academic Team in both 2018 and 2019 and was a 2019 selection to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor Court. He hopes to repeat these achievements in 2020 as he earns his degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Seton Hall College of Arts and Sciences.
On top of the already busy schedule of a student-athlete, Romaro has found the time to volunteer in both service and leadership capacities. He is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.), and this past summer, he represented the Big East Conference at the NCAA S.A.A.C. meeting. He also is currently serving on the NCAA Men's Basketball Oversight Committee, charged with the task of enhancing development and public perception of the sport and making recommendations related to regular season and postseason men's basketball. In addition to his leadership shown off the court, Romaro also volunteers his time with Grow a Row, harvesting vegetables that go to New Jersey food banks. He has visited hospitals with his teammates to bring joy to sick children, and he most recently served as Athletics' point person for "Managers on a Mission," which involved collecting donations of team issued gear which are then sent on mission trips that hold summer camps both domestically and internationally.
How has Romaro's experiences at Seton Hall allowed him to grow both on and off the court? According to him, "Attending Seton Hall has been a blessing for me and my family back home. I am the first male in my family to attend college. The University has continuously helped me grow in many ways. Seton Hall has introduced me to many new people while also developing me to becoming a great leader. I love the connections that I am making here because I know that after I graduate, these personal connections, combined with what I've learned as a student here, will open many doors for me."