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For Immediate Release

Monday, August 30, 2021

UNC Student Body President Lamar G. Richards Selected as Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC)

CHAPEL HILL, NC, August 30, 2021 – The Undergraduate Executive Branch of Student Government is proud to announce that Lamar Gregory Richards Jr., Student Body President, Undergraduate Student Government President, and Trustee of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC).

Established in 1970, the Presidential Fellows Program provides the opportunity to “study the U.S. Presidency, the public policymaking process, and our President’s relationships with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public.” Further information can be found at thepresidency.org/cspc-fellows-program.

Since the commencement of the Richards Administration in April 2021, the Undergraduate Executive Branch has solidified its presence in and outside of the Carolina Community, aiming to secure a more equitable Carolina — for all Carolina students — in a manner that is student-centered, student-focused, and student-driven.

The magnitude of this impact continues to be exemplified by the Undergraduate Executive Branch through the intentional work of Senior Staff and Cabinet Departments in developing and executing initiatives such as the Campus Presidents’ Council, the Inaugural Distinguished Lectureship on Racial Equity and Belonging, the Richard Epps Emerging Leaders Program, and more.

It is in promoting and amplifying the voices of students here at Carolina that the Undergraduate Executive Branch remains committed to building an inclusive community that empowers Carolina’s diverse student body—unconditionally. Student Body President Lamar Richards’s recent selection as a Presidential Fellow is a testament to this commitment.

About the Undergraduate Executive Branch of Student Government at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The UNC Student Government Executive Branch is one of the three branches of UNC Undergraduate Student Government. The Branch seeks to advocate for the Carolina student body, serving as the voice of the student body in connecting with administrators, community partners, and any other relevant stakeholders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and across the state.

The Richards Administration is committed to ensuring effective governance that is student-centered, student-focused, and student-driven. We understand the critical importance of accountability and stewardship, be it for our very own student leaders, our administration, or our external stakeholders. We are dedicated to expanding resources and basic needs for all of our students, especially those of marginalized communities in our wider Carolina fabric. It is in centering on these efforts that we are able to ensure institutional advancement, in hopes of moving towards a more perfect Carolina – for all Carolina students.

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For Further Information Contact:

Kartik Tyagi

usgcommunications@unc.edu

executivebranch.unc.edu

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