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Parker Steps Up as Williams Steps Down

Becoming student body president wasn't part of Alex Parker's plan. He took office after the surprise resignation of his predecessor.

At NC State, student body presidents are usually elected in March, not elevated in June.

But a summer surprise thrust Student Senate president Alex Parker to the top of Student Government’s executive branch as he prepared for a study-abroad trip. Matt Williams’ June 19 resignation as student body president presented Parker with a decision that could remap his senior year: assume the presidency, as the student body constitution allows, or call for a special election. He chose to fill the vacancy himself.

“Former student body presidents told me that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and that it would be a great chance for me to grow in leadership and professional skills, which I am excited to fulfill,” Parker told the Bulletin, NC State’s official faculty and staff news source.

Read the Bulletin’s story for more on Parker and his plans for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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