Kenny Tracy hadn’t planned to become student body president. The idea didn’t cross his mind until the third-year sport and entertainment management student worked on Rohail Kazi’s presidential campaign team last year. After that, he was hooked.
He tells G&B, “My passion for student government grew quickly. It’s been a crazy ride but some of the most fun I’ve ever had.”
The Marietta, GA native dreams of working for the NFL, proving he is not the stereotypical political figure.
But that doesn’t mean he’s unfit for the job ahead. In fact, it works to his advantage. Kenny not only represents the average Carolina student, he is one. His involvement on campus ranges from the Dance Marathon Morale Team to University Peer Leadership and everything in between. Additionally, as the oldest of four, he’s a natural born leader.
As president, Kenny wants to create more reasons for current and future students to love Carolina. His to-do list is ambitious and says he’s here to deliver.
“My main priorities are to make it easier for students to practice a sustainable lifestyle through recycling, create uniformity within the advisement process and keep taking the necessary steps to push the Carolina Card off campus,” Kenny says.
A more personal goal, however, is to act as a voice for students who may feel uninformed and to prove that they, too, can make an impact. His passion for the university is contagious and it’s clear that he wishes to improve things for the average student much like himself.
And his favorite memory at USC thus far?
“Beating Kentucky in basketball and storming the court was such a cool moment because I saw people do it on SportsCenter all my life and always dreamed of doing it,” he says.
“Things You Didn’t Know About Kenny Tracy”
-His most prized possession is a jersey from The Waterboy, his favorite movie.
-His pet peeve is when people quote movies he hasn’t seen.
-He can solve a Rubix Cube.
-Since he is a ginger, the most frequent question he gets is if he has a soul.