Four students were recently elected by their peers to represent the student body as members of the 2011-12 Student Association Executive Committee.
Sam Lankah ’13 of Warrenville, Illinois, will lead the Student Association as president. Lankah, who served on the Association this past year as a class representative, is a biology major and member of the men’s soccer team. He also takes part in various clubs on campus, including Academic Initiative, Service Committee, Asian American Alliance (AAA), and Men’s Ministry.
Future vice president DaMaris King ’14 is from Detroit, Michigan, and served as a 2010-11 Association class representative. A psychology major with minors in communication arts and music, King has also been involved as a chapel music leader and member of Psychology Club.
Kaitlyn Fondrk ’13, from Belvidere, Illinois, will apply her accounting major as the Association’s 2011-12 treasurer. Fondrk has served as the chair and treasurer of Academic Initiative, and has been involved in the General Education Committee, Law and Politics Society, the OPUS Committee, and the Overarching Unity Task Force.
Dan Thayer ’12 of Holland, Michigan, a music major and communication arts-theatre minor, will serve the Executive Committee as secretary. Thayer currently serves as president of the Theatre Club, and has also been a part of South Hall Council, Social Justice Chapter, and has served as a 2010-11 Association member.
Lankah is excited about leading the student body’s government.
“I have high hopes for what my peers and I can accomplish, and I am prepared to encourage this new team to cultivate a deeper and broader imagination for what God has planned for our school,” said Lankah. “Being president of Student Association requires service, and I hope that students also find in me a friend.”
The Student Association is Trinity’s student body government. It is composed of 24 representatives, some being elected by the general student body and others chosen by Student Association members.
Each class elects four student representatives and the entire student population elects individuals to serve on the Executive Committee. These elected representatives’ main function is to act as an advocate for students, voicing their concerns and working alongside Trinity’s administration to affect constructive change on campus.