Chandler Crean oral history interview, 2020 March 27
Chandler Crean assumed the role of Student Government Association President for the 2019-2020 year at UNC Charlotte just a few weeks before the tragic shooting on April 30, 2019. Mr. Crean recounts his involvement in student activities during his time at UNC Charlotte, and notes that he was waiting in line to attend the Waka Flaka Flame concert when he realized something had happened on campus. Mr. Crean speaks about being involved in press conferences with Chief Baker and Chancellor DuBois and his role in the vigil the night following the shooting. He describes how he served on the Niner Nation Remembrance Commission and helped to plan remembrance events for the first anniversary of the tragedy. In conclusion Mr. Crean discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic altered plans for the remembrance events and how he believes his work with the Memorial Advisory Group will affect students at UNC Charlotte for years to come.