“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be here, it’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m so excited for this opportunity proceeding Andrew (Powell),” Summers said.
Inaugurations for positions, including senior class officers and the 97th Student Congress, were followed by a hopeful address by Summers, looking to the year ahead.
“This is our window of opportunity to make positive change, to ensure that Carolina remains a national leader in the classroom, on the field at play and in the community,” Summers said.
Chancellor Carol Folt gave closing remarks, congratulating the new administration and thanking the departing one.
“I feel very proud of both our former and our future student leaders for the empathy that I also see,” Folt said.
She focused on the courage it takes to disagree with friends and make hard decisions.
At the reception, the Union’s Great Hall lobby filled with members of Student Congress, the families and friends of incoming officers and the new officers chatting and shaking hands.
Summers said, even though he is a little nervous for the new challenges of his elected office, he is also extremely excited to get started and make his mark on the campus.