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Sept. 19, 2007
Contact: Diana Robertson, Department of Student Housing, (785) 864-7217.

KU housing department announces 2007-08 student leaders

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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas’ Department of Student Housing has named its 2007-08 student leaders, including resident assistants for KU’s eight residence halls, proctors and food board managers for 11 scholarship halls and top officers for the five university housing organizations.

“We are thankful for and proud of the outstanding leadership that these students provide in their various roles,” said Diana Robertson, director of the Department of Student Housing. “Their willingness to serve their peers in these capacities is testimony to their character and personal achievement. They truly make a difference in the lives of so many students.”

For the 146 students chosen as live-in resident assistants, proctors or food board managers, duties include serving as role models, handling administrative and programming duties and performing paraprofessional advisory functions for residents. Food board managers coordinate menu planning and food purchasing for their assigned halls.

Housing organization officers are elected to represent their fellow student residents and organize and facilitate shared social, intellectual and cultural concerns and activities.

About 5,000 people live in KU student housing facilities, Robertson said. The top 1 percent of these students, based on community leadership, are eligible for membership in the KU chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Other student housing groups:

— The Association of University Residence Halls includes representatives from Corbin, Gertrude Sellards Pearson, Ellsworth, Hashinger, Lewis, McCollum, Oliver and Templin residence halls, which house single male and female students.

— The All Scholarship Hall Council comprises representatives from Douthart, Margaret Amini, Miller, Dennis E. Rieger, Sellards and Watkins scholarship halls for women and Battenfeld, Grace Pearson, K.K. Amini, Pearson and Stephenson scholarship halls for men.

— Jayhawker Towers Tenants Association includes representatives from KU’s four single-student apartment buildings.

— The Stouffer Neighborhood Association represents residents Stouffer Place Apartments, which are designed to house students who are married and/or have children. Students or nonstudent spouses are eligible to hold office in the association.

The student leaders are listed below by Kansas county, state or country, level in school, major and, when available, parents and high school attended.

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