I am running for LUCC President because I believe in Lawrence University’s ability to be a better community. We deserve a leader that will continue to foster inclusivity, health, safety, sustainability, accessibility, school spirit, and togetherness within our community. We deserve a leader that understands that success in our community comes through transparency, listening to all members of our community, and being the biggest and most passionate advocate for our students. I will continue to make LUCC a safe space for students to rely on when they need support. I genuinely care for all past, present, and future Lawrentians, and I want Lawrence University to be a place we are proud to call home. There is still much work to be done to make our community a great place for everyone, and we deserve a leader that will give tirelessly. I am running for LUCC President because I want to continue to serve the LU community in every way possible.
Hi Everyone! My name is Jessica Toncler and I am a current Junior studying International Relations and Violin Performance. LUCC has been one of my biggest passions since my first few weeks at Lawrence. I have served as a Class Representative for 3 years and have sat on the Steering Committee, Student Welfare Committee, SAASHA, and the faculty Curriculum Committee. I want to be President because I genuinely care for this University and want to make it a better place. I aim to make campus a more sustainable, inclusive, and student-driven place where we can all feel comfortable, safe, heard, and accepted. I want to help bridge the divides between the Conservatory and the College and between the University and the Appleton community. My main goal is to get students active and involved. Lawrence is full of creative leaders with brilliant ideas that can change campus life for the better. Many students are not aware of the power that LUCC has; we operate off of a quarter of a million-dollar budget that is funded mainly by you, our students! Our governing body has the power to change the student handbook, campus life, and other administrative entities. I plan to create an LUCC suggestion box on Voyager, that is similar to the Conservatory’s DAC suggestion box. LUCC’s primary way to receive student input is through word of mouth and community concerns during General Council; this has proven to be ineffective. With this new platform, we can all quickly, efficiently, and anonymously (if chosen) voice our concerns that will be addressed directly by myself, the cabinet, and the 16 class representatives during meetings. Sustainability and inclusivity are important issues I plan to continue working on as well. During my time as a class rep LUCC has created gender neutral bathrooms and more gender neutral housing as well as helped eliminate waste by providing all students with reusable bags and silverware. I aim to create more inclusive spaces and reduce single use items around campus such as plastic containers and paper towels. Through my work over the past 3 years with LUCC, I have learned the procedures and operation, and feel comfortable running meetings. I have a close working relationship with several administrators and board members. As LUCC President I will have the ability to sit in on our Board of Trustees meetings. Through my current involvement with board members as the student rep on the Presidential Search Committee, I am confident advocating for all your concerns. We have the power to make our campus more sustainable, inclusive, and student-driven. Vote Jessica for LUCC President!