According to Lu Anne Rogers, "the main duty of the [student body] president is to represent students at NCSU, not only here on campus but also to other colleges and organizations in North Carolina." While campaigning for the presidency, Rogers said she wanted to encourage students to voice their ideas and opinions. Rogers won the election by a narrow margin of eleven votes. Prior to serving as president, Rogers served as Student Senate president. Because of her previous experience, Rogers was familiar with students' needs and campus problems. Rogers graduated from NC State in 1977 with a bachelor of science degree in environmental design in architecture.
Student Body President, 1976-1977
Class of 1977
Lu Anne represented students’ interests when she lobbied before the NC General Assembly for the right to sell wine and beer on public university campuses. She suggested that profits from alcohol sales support student scholarships. Rogers also circulated a petition to show student support for her cause.
Rogers also addressed students, faculty, and guests at Chancellor Thomas’s installation ceremony in October 1976.
Technician (19 March 1976, 2 April 1976)