First Black Student Body President Elected at Yale

Maria Perez SAVE THIS

Kahlil Greene (Yale College Council, Facebook).

A student from Yale University has made history after his classmates elected him to be the first Black student body president.

Kahlil Greene, who is a junior at the Ivy League school, was elected president of the Yale College Council (YCC) by his classmates in April, FOX 5 DC reported. Greene, an economics major, said that he had been involved with the college council for a year and decided to run.

“I wanted to kind of amplify the voices of the underserved communities on campus, especially students of color,” Greene told the news station on May 29. “So, being the first Black president, I feel like I’m in a position where I can really do that.”

When asked if he feels pressure about being the first Black student body president, Greene said the title “symbolizes the progress the university has made over the…

Subscribe to The North Star

Subscribe for $10 a month to gain access to this and many more articles from The North Star.

Do you already have an account?

RELATED STORIES

Join The Conversation

One comment

Join the Conversation