Lindsay Richardson is about to represent the largest student body in South Carolina.
The Lake Wylie resident is a junior political science and business management/marketing major at the University of South Carolina. On Wednesday, March 19, she’ll become student body president.
“It’s about leaving the university in a better place than when I found it,” Richardson said. “It’s about reaching for students and having direct impacts on them as I represent them throughout the year.”
It’s also timely. The Feb. 18-19 election took place in the middle of Black History Month. Her inauguration comes in Women’s History Month. According to the school, Richardson is the first female student body president in five years and the first African-American female president in 13 years.
She won 66 percent of the vote against two opponents. Richardson campaigned for about three weeks. Last week, she answered a few questions for the Lake Wylie Pilot.
But one of the more important things that Clover High School prepared me for was how to be a leader, often times my professors challenged me in leadership, integrity, work ethic and values. I am forever grateful for the challenge because it has definitely helped me become the person I am today.”