On Monday, Jan. 23, the winners of the Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) elections were announced.
Junior Anders Hanhan, co-chair of the Sustainability Committee, was elected LUCC President after running unopposed.
“I would like to personally give my thanks to the Lawrence community for entrusting me with the responsibility that comes with being LUCC President and giving me the trust [to make] these important decisions,” said Hanhan. “Specifically, I would like to thank Matthew Pavlik, Tee Karki, Audari Tamayo, Isabel Dorn, Caleb Yuan, and so many other student activists for setting a great example for what it looks like to represent and support the student body.”
Hanhan said he will deliver several of his campaign promises within the new LUCC cabinet’s first term. He promised to fight for increased wages for workers on campus, representation for marginalized communities and a more environmentally sustainable Lawrence. Hanhan also stated that he would work on a student welfare system.
“I hope to see LUCC broaden their reach to truly address student welfare issues by forming a community welfare system modeled off the Black Panthers in the 1960’s,” said Hanhan. “I hope all this work will create a strong and thriving campus community”
Sophomore LUCC Class Representative Isabel Dorn was elected over LUCC Finance Secretary Caleb Yuan, a junior, as vice president.
“It is a massive honor to assume the role of LUCC Vice President,” said Dorn. “This campaign has been one of my biggest undertakings so far, and I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me along the way. Caleb is an incredibly smart, hardworking, and compassionate person, and his excellence has challenged me to be the best candidate I can be. I look forward to working with both him and Anders to effect change in LUCC and build a better Lawrence. I promise to serve the Lawrence community to the best of my ability, and I will always be open to feedback from the student body so I can deliver my best work.”
Yuan offered a concession speech after his loss to Dorn.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me along the way,” said Yuan. “Even though I did not get elected as the Vice President, I am still grateful for this opportunity. The most important thing for me right now is to move forward and continue to work in LUCC. There are a lot of stuff that needs to be done…I am excited to see what the next Cabinet can do.”