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Schuh Elected to United Council Office
MAILED: Oct. 17, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Sarah Schuh, a junior political science major in pre-law at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was elected this fall as the four-year colleges vice president for the statewide student association United Council, which represents more than 145,000 students at 24 UW System campuses
As a member of the UC General Assembly floor, Schuh will help facilitate discussions to make the debate run smoothly and effectively. She will help lead the organization’s spring statewide campaign, which will be determined in December. This semester the statewide campaign is “Get Out the Vote.”
Schuh, who is from Kaukauna, is president of the UW-Eau Claire Student Body and during the past year served as intergovernmental affairs director for the Student Senate.
“Through this position I was an active participant in United Council events and agenda-setting,” Schuh said. “Meeting students from across the state and partaking in discussions about the future of United Council led to my interest in delving deeper into the organization.”
As a result of her work last year, she received two statewide awards from United Council — co-Grassroots Organizer of the Year and Legislative Affairs Director of the Year.
“This year as president, I’ve really grown to know many campuses across the UW System and build relationships with other presidents and students,” Schuh said.
Schuh’s goal this year is to review the by-laws of her position to make it clearer and more effective as an institutional position. She will work with UC President Jeff Pertl to look at long-term visions for UC and hopes to bring this before the General Assembly.
“I see myself as a bridge between the full-time staff of United Council and students, whether it is for concerns that may arise or setting priorities within committee structures,” Schuh said. “Through my position I would like to stir debate to ensure committees set focused, winnable goals.”
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: October 17, 2002