To prepare our readers for the upcoming Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) executive elections, The Lawrentian has compiled candidate profiles. Members of the Lawrence community can learn more about these candidates at a debate hosted by The Lawrentian‘s Zach Ben-Amots and Amaan Khan on Monday, Jan. 18 at 8:15 p.m. in the Nathan Marsh Pusey room of the Warch Campus Center.
Vice Presidential Candidate Glenn McMahon ’17
Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.
Majors, minors and concentrations: Government with a focus in international relations
Extracurricular involvement: Outdoor Recreation Club (ORC) treasurer, The Lawrentian staff writer, Delta Tau Delta
Prior relevant experience: I am a sitting member of two LUCC committees and have extensive finance experience as treasurer of ORC.
Basic platform: Lawrence has been facing a lot of problems regarding students feeling safe and respected on campus. As an aware, active community, we cannot sit idly by and allow our friends and classmates to struggle. As LUCC vice president, I will push to provide better funding for groups making a positive impact on the greater Lawrence community to provide inclusive learning experiences for students of all backgrounds.
What will you bring to the campus community? As a resident of a small group house, I have had the privilege to meet a pretty wide cross section of campus. The projects, goals and organizations of my fellow students are incredible – as is their motivation to further their success. I know that as LUCC vice president, I will have the capability to aid in the meeting of the goals of my classmates. That is the most exciting aspect of this position for me.
What are some key issues you see at Lawrence? The most important issue that can be taken on at Lawrence right now is inclusivity. Whether it be for students of color, LGBTQIA+ students or others, our classmates are struggling to get the respect they deserve and a proper platform to make their voices heard. That fact is flatly unacceptable.
How would you address or amend these issues as vice president? The vice president, in their capacity as chair of Finance Committee, is able to have a large role in funding decisions for organizations on campus. I want to push the members of Finance Committee to provide increased funding to groups making a positive, inclusive impact on the Lawrence community.
[Editor’s Note: Candidates’ submissions have been edited for style.]
Which LUCC vice presidential candidate are you most likely to vote for?
- Jo-Hanna Rifai (48%, 19 Votes)
- Elana Lambert (30%, 12 Votes)
- Glenn McMahon (23%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 40
Have questions for Glenn? Ask them as comments below and they may be brought up at the debate on Jan. 18.