He's an agriculture and consumer economics major and ran away with 59% of the vote. It's a first in the university's 149 years. Something Bolden is proud of but doesn't want to define his legacy.
"I love the University of Illinois and in any way, as a campus leader and as a student leader that I can be a part of making the institution greater and better, I want to be involved," says Bolden.
Spoken like a true politician which is what Bolden hopes to be one day. His term begins April 17.