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Student Government Association records

Identifier: UA0237

Scope and Contents

The Student Government Association Records were received as numerous accessions, which have been brought together to form this collection. The records consist largely of minutes and legislation of the student legislatures of both Charlotte College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and of files from the Student Body President’s office covering topics such as student organizations, budgets, and committees, and containing correspondence. Records pertaining to the Student Activity Fees Commission (SAFC) and other financial matters are also included as are copies of the Student Government constitutions and bylaws.

This collection has been divided into the following six series: Charlotte College Student Government; UNC Charlotte Student Legislature; Constitution and By-laws; President’s Files; Financial Records; and Student Activity Fees Commission (SAFC).


  • Creation: 1950 - 2018


Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.


Copyright held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative History

From the inception of the Charlotte College Center of the University of North Carolina in 1946, through its development as a junior college and its years as a member of the Charlotte Community College System (1949-1963), to its growth into the four-year Charlotte College (1963-1965) and its inclusion as the fourth campus of the University of North Carolina (1965-present), student government has played an active role in campus life.

During the early 1960s as the college was transitioning into a four-year school, the need became apparent for changes to be made to the student body constitution. By February 1963, a Constitution Revision Committee had been formed to evaluate and update the current constitution. On March 4, 1963, in anticipation of the college’s growth, the committee proposed a constitutional amendment including provisions for Junior Class Officers. The amendment was soon-after passed by vote of the student body.

On April 17, 1964, the revised constitution for the Student Government Association of Charlotte College was ratified. Among the provisions of this constitution was membership for each “currently enrolled student,” (Article I, Section 2). The Executive Council outlined in the document included a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer (Article III), while the Legislature consisted of “the Executive Council officers, the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes; and four (4) Representatives from each of the Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes” (Article IV, Section 1). The judicial branch, known as the Student Court, included seven judges, five of whom were elected and two of whom were appointed by the Executive Council and approved by the Student Legislature (Article VII). Later that month, an amendment was passed providing for representation for night students.

By 1979, the constitution was titled as the “Constitution of the Student Body” instead of the previous “Constitution of the Student Government Association.” Additional revisions were made over the years, with the latest ratification taking place in 1987. In the late 1990s, the Graduate and Professional Student Government was added to the list of organizations making up the “Student Association” along with the University Program Board, the Student Government Association, and the Student Media Board.

The 1987 constitution is the governing document as of 2017, with its most recent edition being issued April 14, 2016. The current Student Body Constitution can be found on the Student Government website:

Student Body Presidents and Vice Presidents:

1946-1947 Ralph “Red” Williams

1947-1948 David Littlejohn, George Stockbridge

1948 Arthur Drummond, John Jenkins

1948-1949 Maurice W. Hooks

1949-1950 James Kilgo, Jr., Deane Richardson

1950-1951 Hugh H. Adams, Jerry Holladay

1951-1952 Jack Proctor, Bill Rimmer

1952-1953 Arthur C. Farley, Jr., Charles Vess

1953-1954 R. Jerry Martin, Louella Robinson

1954 Bill Crabtree, Don Payne

1954-1955 Don Payne

1955-1956 Bill Reid, Ralph Abercrombie

1956-1957 Bill Henson, M. C. Love

1957-1958 Dickie Matthews, Jon Bass

1958-1959 Wiley Martin, Bob Robertson

1959-1960 Ed Phillips, James Laroach

1960-1961 Howard Payne, Bob Sadler

1961-1962 Bill Ferguson, Johnny Sayers

1962 Carol Holden, Beth Groom

1962-1963 Beth Groom, Bob Andrews

1963-1964 Dudney Jarnagin, Joe Williamson

1964-1965 John Scott, Gus Pete Psomadakas

1965-1966 Gus Pete Psomadakis, Jim Burgess

1966-1967 George Miller “Tim” Briton, Bud Stokely

1967-1968 John Owen Gaither, William D. “Bill” Billups

1968-1969 William D. “Bill” Billups, Stewart Auten

1969-1970 F. N. “Bud” Stewart, Alan Hickok

1970-1971 lan Hickok, Rick Norton

1971 Charles B. Sutton, Stanley F. ""Stan"" Patterson

1971-1972 Stanley F. “Stan” Patterson, Ed Wayson

1972-1973 (Fall) Stan Patterson, Roland Gentry

1972-1973 (Spring) Roland Gentry, Steve Robards

1973-1974 Richard Butterfield, Jack Dunne

1974-1975 Edward Hendricks

1975-1976 Jamie Stemple

1976-1977 Rickey B. Pharr

1977-1978 W. Chase Idol, III

1978-1979 Larry D. Springs

1979-1980 Karen Popp

1980-1981 Ron Olson

1981-1982 Polly Purgason

1982-1983 Janet E. “Jan” Hobbs

1983-1984 Richard “Rick” DeRhodes

1984-1985 Elliott Bryant

1985-1986 Joey R. Preston

1986-1987 Mark E. Major

1987-1988 Jody L. Jessup

1988-1989 Thomas R. “Tom” Goins

1989-1990 Michael L. Wilson

1990-1991 Beth A. Hamman, Derrick E. Griffith

1991-1992 Derrick E. Griffith, Tamara D. Fullmer

1992-1993 Derrick E. Griffith, Thomas Seth Chapman

1993-1994 Richard L. Hudson, Jr., Valderia D. Williams

1994-1995 Demond Martin, Lisa M. Odom

1995-1996 Mark E. Almond, Stephanie L. Helms

1996-1997 Terry Eaton, Heather R. Yale

1997-1998 Stephanie A. Insinga, Walter L. Rogers, Jr.

1998-1999 Nicholas G. “Nick” Mirisis, Maurice S. Johnson

1999-2000 Mark G. Lombardi, Duvonne Everett

2000-2001 Beau H. Memory, Alan M. Brown

2001 Greg A. Hall, Virginia Jordan

2001-2002 Brett J. Pendergrass, Stacey Veit

2002-2003 Brian M. Bradley, Jr., Alicia S. Long

2003-2004 Stefanos Arethas, Joshua Handy

2004-2005 Stephanie K. Hodgen, Adam Bridgers

2005-2006 Joe Franco, Ben Comstock

2006-2007 Ben Comstock, Jordan Van Dyne

2007-2008 W. Justin Ritchie, Tim Ernst

2008-2009 Tim Ernst, Jacob Pierce

2009-2010 Joey Lemons, Jacob Pierce

2010-2011 Megan Smith, Chris McDonald

2011-2012 Dave Craven, Amanda Markham

2012-2013 Conor Dugan, Loren Fouts

2013-2014 Brady Nails, James Shaw

2014-2015 Steven Serio, Ruthie Schorr

2015-2016 Mitch Daratony, Jared Dobbertin

2016-2017 Fahn Darkor, Carrie Nowell

2017-2018 Tracey Allsbrook, Bryan McCollom


27.3 Linear Feet (15 record cartons, 17 five-inch letter document cases, 1 slim letter document case, and 1 half-size legal record carton.)

Language of Materials



Records of the Student Government Association of Charlotte College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte covering topics such as legislature proceedings, student organizations, finances, activity fees, elections, and administrative matters.

Related Materials

Previous versions of the Student Government Association website dating back to 2015 have been archived and are available at:*/

Charlotte College Records (UA0034)

Dean of Students Records (UA0116)

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor (Bonnie Cone) Records (UA0101)

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Records (UA0091)

Campus Activities Board Records (UA0159)

Student Clubs and Organizations Records (UA0563)

Student Activities Office Records (UA0161)

Processing Information

There is no Folder 32 in Box 6, no Folder 10 in Box 10, and no Folders 39, 40, or 59 in Box 12.

In January 2017, 22 files of purchase orders, payrolls, expenditure records, receipts, check requests, invoices, travel reimbursement records, applications, and student employment records were discarded per retention schedule.

In October 2018, a new accession was processed into the collection by Pamela Mason and Olivia Eanes as Boxes 27 through 34. These materials were received in binders, one for each legislative assembly. The documents were removed from binders and placed in folders, numbered 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc. to indicate which materials came from the same binder.

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Repository Details

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9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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