Former UF Student Body President Trevor Pope, left, and Board of Governors member Brian Burgoon.

The University of Florida Student Government has created the Brian Burgoon Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award and named Burgoon, an out-of-state member of the Bar Board of Governors, as the initial honoree.

“Brian Burgoon was the first recipient of this award because he has used his talent for mentorship to better the student experience and support UF leaders,” said Lauren Lemasters, chief of staff for the Student Government president.