Upper Iowa University announces its new student government officers for 2010-11. From left front, they are: secretary Nicole Lenius, a junior from Tripoli, IA, and vice president Anthony DiJohn, a junior from Aurora, IL. Back row (l-r): treasurer Lauren Verhulst, a junior from Dike, IA; academic extension officer, Selena DaVant, a sophomore and international student from France; and president Justin Marchant, a senior from Oregon, WI.
FAYETTE, Iowa (August 23, 2010) — Upper Iowa University announces five new student government officers for the 2010-11 academic year. They are Justin Marchant, president; Anthony DiJohn, vice president; Nicole Lenius, secretary; and Lauren Verhulst, treasurer. UIU has added a new position to the cabinet this year, academic extension officer, to which Selena DaVant was elected.
Marchant is a senior from Oregon, WI, double majoring in biology and sports/athletic science. This is Marchant’s third consecutive term as student government president and his fourth year playing soccer for UIU. As president, he will serve on the President’s cabinet and the faculty judicial board, as well as assist the Dean of Student Services with other university committees.
DiJohn is a junior from Aurora, IL, majoring in accounting, financial management and management and is also a member of the men’s soccer team. As vice president, he will lead the President’s roundtable, attend the Council of Residential Studies meetings, and coordinate details for any national or other affiliated student government organizations.
Junior Nicole Lenius is from Tripoli, IA, majoring in English education. In her role as secretary, she will prepare, distribute and maintain the files for all Student Government business.
Verhulst is a junior from Dike, IA, majoring in accounting and is a member of the women’s soccer team. As treasurer, she will supervise and record all revenue expenditures, prepare monthly reports, and report any misuse of allocations.
Finally, our first academic extension officer position will be filled by DaVant, a sophomore from France, majoring in communications and the first international student to serve as a UIU student government officer. Her responsibility will be to represent the UIU academic extension on the cabinet.
The Upper Iowa student government is elected by the student body in the spring and is responsible for instituting its constitution, representing the student body to faculty and administration, communicating constructive undergraduate opinions, as well as promoting loyalty and pride in the University to current students, future students, and alumni.
For more information about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,600 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.