Yale Junior Kahlil Greene First Black Student Body President In 318-Year History

Kahlil Greene is Yale University’s first Black elected student body president for the first time since the school was established 318 years ago, and he’s only a junior.

Greene, a double major in economics and politics from Maryland, was elected as head of the Yale College Council, which was established in 1972. Greene said he is considering a career in politics.

One of Greene’s goals as president is to make a more diverse and inclusive campus.

“I wanted to kind of amplify the voices of the underserved communities on campus, especially students of color. So, being the first black president, I feel like I’m in a position where I can really do that,” Greene said Wednesday in an interview with a Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C. “I think that we can be a more diverse and inclusive campus, and I’m grateful for the role I’ll have in making it happen.”

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