By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – The University of Mississippi’s student body elected its first black female Associated Student Body president Tuesday.
Kimbrely Dandridge, a junior journalism major from Memphis, won 52.7 percent of the votes, besting Kegan Coleman.
Dandridge has been president of the Black Student Union and has been active in Ole Miss Gospel Choir, ONE Mississippi, Diversity Rocks! and other student organizations, including the ASB, where she has served as director of communications.
Dandridge’s campaign theme was “M.I.N.T to be President = Meeting Immediate Needs Today.” As part of her campaign she aspired to not only to be a liaison between students and the administration but also to provide several student-oriented benefits.
Among her campaign planks were free student printing services, promotion of a more energy-efficient campus, extending residence hall convenience store hours around the clock, free graduate school test prep, free tutoring and free checkout of tablet computers and audience-response clickers.