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Student Government

Presidential Firsts

Ralph "Red" Williams: First Student Body President of Charlotte College, 1947-1948



Carol Holden: First female Student Body President at Charlotte College, 1962 (Goldmine; UA0065)





Though it was not mentioned in the campaigning, one of the major issues in the presidential race was whether or not the school's first female president should be elected. Charlotte Collegian, April 1, 1962



Gus Pete Psomadakis: First Student Body President of UNC Charlotte, 1965-1966 (UA0034, Box 24, Student Government 1963-1965 folder)


Rickey B. Pharr: First African-American Student Body President, 1976-1977

Pictured here in the 1977 yearbook (Rogues 'N Rascals, p. 74)


Karen A. Popp: First female Student Body President of UNC Charlotte and in the UNC System, 1979-1980 (UA0066, Box 15, Student Body Presidents folder)


Richard Hudson: First former Student Body President, 1993-1994, (and graduate of UNC Charlotte) to be elected to the United States House of Representatives (elected 2012)


Tracey Allsbrook: First African-American Female Student Body President, 2017-2018

Photo credit: Wade Bruton, March 1, 2018 (Brandfolder).