N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

'So much bigger than me': UNC system's first African-American president talks election, future

Rising senior at North Carolina Central University Bettylenah Njaramba will be sworn as the president of The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments this Friday. The organization represents all 17 UNC-system campuses. Njaramba plans to make the organization's motives more transparent, increase student's voices in impacting policy and better the lines of communication between its board of governors and campuses.


N.C. Central University

Location: Durham, N.C.

Type: four-year, public

Year founded: 1910

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 8,155

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,369

Undergraduate applicants (fall 2011): 6,369

Acceptance rate: 61 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, 2010): 14.8 percent

Sports nickname: Eagles

In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $3,450.57

Website: www.nccu.edu

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