King and Crean elected president and vice-president

Katie Van Marter

(LUCC)

LUCC election officials
announced the future leaders of
the Lawrence community’s governing
body Jan. 25. Andy King is the
president-elect, while Ellie Crean
was voted vice president.
At the center of both candidates’
platform is a desire to make
LUCC more visible and accessible
to the student body. King expresses
a desire to make sure that
the representatives of the different
districts all have their voices
heard.
In addition to this, he wants
to encourage all students to feel
comfortable with coming to the
Student Welfare and Resident Life
Committee meetings to discuss
any concerns or comments they
may have.
He stated, “These committees
are so important to students, yet
few students attend the meetings. I
want to get these committees filled
so that students will directly have
their voices heard by the administration
and that students will
continue to have a say in changes
affecting, say, Student Welfare
issues like internet, changes in
the campus center, dining services,
etc.”
As chair of the Finance
Committee, Crean hopes to make
the financial side of LUCC easier
for people to understand. She
thinks this means making sure
that the student activity fee is used
“in the most responsible and fair
ways as possible.”
Public relations is an area both
representatives feel needs more
time commitment from LUCC. In
the future they hope to make the
entire process more transparent
and help students see how they
can change their campus for the
better.
While the proceedings of LUCC
may need to be better publicized,
both candidates felt the General
Committee did an excellent job
increasing voter turn out this year.
The number of people who voted
in this election was double the
number from last year.
Crean believes this to be evidence
of a slightly increasing interest
in LUCC.
“It is important to me that
we sustain this interest and create
more awareness about what
LUCC is doing, and what we have
the potential to do for the campus.
I hope that LUCC can make
decisions that truly represent the
needs and interest of both the students
and faculty.

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