Yale University student Kahlil Greene is set to become the university’s first black student body president.
Greene, who will begin his junior year at the university this fall, campaigned on a four-part policy plan, which included, fostering a safer, healthier and more equitable campus culture, the Yale Daily News reported. He was elected as president in April.
The Maryland native told Fox 5 DC during an interview Wednesday that he was inspired to run for president to “amplify the voices of the underserved communities on campus.”
“Especially students of color,” he continued. “So being the first black president, I feel like I’m in the position where I can really do that.”
HISTORY MAKER! Kahlil Greene made history at Yale University when his classmates elected him as their first black student body president. The Montgomery County native got his start right here in the DMV where he graduated from Poolesville High School. 👏🙌https://t.co/Jm9mmMFz6A— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) May 30, 2019