Alum Elected Mayor of Charlotte
Charlotte’s new mayor, Patrick Cannon, is yet another example of a successful alumnus whose humble beginnings started right here on campus.
The Democratic mayor-elect beat out Republican opponent Edwin Peacock in the race for Charlotte seat on Election Day Nov. 5. Cannon will be sworn into office on Dec. 2.
Cannon, 46, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast production from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) and a minor in business marketing from the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.