Student makes history at UI

Published 04/11 2013 09:36PM

Updated 04/12 2013 10:54AM

CHAMPAIGN -- It's an achievement in itself to become student body president, but one UI junior is making history. Damani Bolden is the first African-American to win the title.

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.

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