The First Black Woman Student Body President at Ole Miss

Kimberly Dandridge was elected president of the Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi. She is the first African American woman to be elected president of the student body at Ole Miss.

Dandridge will serve as president for the 2012-13 school year. She is a rising senior majoring in journalism with a minor in sociology.

Dandridge ran on a platform of unity. “I think my sense oneness and unity will help our university progress. Ole Miss is growing more and more each day, and I am proud of the progress this university has made and the progress we continue to make,” she said.

Dandridge hopes to continue her education by going to law school.

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  1. I’m a white Texas parent and my son will be attending Ole Miss in the fall and I would like to congratulate Kimberly on her accomplishment. Ole Miss is a special place and with things like this happening it will become even more of a special place. I also heard a while back a large number of students chased off a KKK rally with chants of “Not at our school !!!”. Ole Miss is becoming a school that I am proud my son will be attending.

    • I’m a lifelong Mississippian. I love my state and pray for healing daily. Thanks for sending your son to one of the best schools in the Nation.

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