Elizabeth Adkins was voted the student body president for the 2017-2018 academic year on Friday night.
The official declaration of her as president is pending the approval of financial forms that will be submitted to the UNC Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Adkins won 55.39 percent of the 2,289 votes cast in the runoff election.
Wiping away tears, Adkins said she was excited about her win and eager to implement her platform as soon as possible.
"I'm just, I don't even have words. I'm speechless. It has been a long time coming and this has been a dream of mine for so long, since I stepped foot on this campus," Adkins said. "For it to be real right now and to be able to share (the win) with these people, who really made it happen, really means the world."