In the picture: From the left (below) Esa-Pekka Tuppi, Sofia Kauriinoja, (up) Veera Saarikivi, Ella Oittila, Miiko Ketonen, Niko Haataja
New chair of the Council of Representatives, chair of the board and board for 2020 has been elected at the Student Union of the University of Lapland’s (LYY’s) Council of Representatives meeting on Tuesday 3.12.2019. Miikka Keränen was elected for Chair of the Council of Representatives and Esa-Pekka Tuppi for chair of the board 2020.
Miikka Keränen (Vihertävät/Green party list) will be working as the chair of the Council of Representatives during the year 2020. Keränen has a strong knowledge on both national and student politics and has been in numerous positions of responsibilities during his studies. Keränen is now studying clothing design and is working as the chair of the board in the Lapin Speksi organization. Keränen has also been green party’s political delegations’ vice-president and a vice-member of Council of Representatives during 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
Keränen notes:“It’s an honor to be elected! It is my pleasure to get to work for the sake of local students benefits and promotion of interests. I’m humbly accepting this position with a great gratitude, but also with full of ideas for improving the actions of the Council of the representatives.”
Anni-Sofia Sihvo (Neliapila/Center party list) was elected to be the Council of Representatives first vice-chairperson and Emilia Haapalainen (Artikla/Law student’s associations list) as the second vice-chairperson.
Fourth year graphic design student Esa-Pekka Tuppi was elected to be LYY’s chair of the board. Tuppi has been working as a chair of the board of the student association of arts (TAO ry) during the years 2018 and 2019. Working as a chair of the board in different kind of organizations since 2012 and being interested about student politics ever since high school years, Tuppi has gotten the know-how for leading.
Esa-Pekka, how are you feeling right now?”Relieved, grateful and full of energy. I’m looking forward for next year! There will be a great board and lots of challenges.”
There were also five members to be elected in the LYY’s board: Veera Saarikivi, Ella Oittila, Niko Haataja, Miiko Ketonen and Sofia Kauriinoja. All four of University of Lapland’s faculties will be represented in the board: Saarikivi is studying clothing design (Faculty of Arts), Oittila psychology of leading (Faculty of Social Sciences), Haataja education theory (Faculty of Educational sciences), Ketonen and Kauriinoja law (Faculty of Law).
In addition to the elections, the Council of Representatives decided also the agenda, budget and purchase plan for 2020 and the membership fee for the next academic year. The part of the Student Union’s fee will be the same as this year. Because of the FSHS expansion from the beginning of 2021, KELA is taking the FSHS fees, not the Student Union.
More information: LYY’s Secretary general Heljä Kärnä, paasihteeri(at)lyy.fi/+358 40 5784207