The organizational meeting of the Representative Council of the Student Union Kaakko was held on November 20th, 2022 in Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.
In the meeting, Janita Vanhatalo (pictured on the right), a student of Construction Engineering from Kotka campus was elected as the chairperson of the Representative Council and Veijo Tikka, a student of Robotics from Kouvola campus was elected as the vice chairperson for the period 1.1.-31.12.2022.
Janita Vanhatalo, the new chairperson of the Representative Council, looks forward to the coming year.
– I’d like to thank everyone for this opportunity. I have positive feelings about next year! I’m really looking forward to integrating into the role and co-operating with others.
In the organizational meeting, Jaana Mahonen, Riina Terho, Joona Räty and Tapani Kemppi were ratified as official members of the Representative Council.
Krista Väisänen (pictured on the left), a community education student from the Mikkeli campus was elected as the president of the board. Joonas Itkonen, a nursing student at the Savonlinna campus, Roni Leppänen, a logistics engineering student at the Kotka campus, and Ikram Bechari, a Bachelor of Business Administration student at the Kouvola campus were elected as the vice presidents of the board.
New president of the board Krista Väisänen is feeling excited about her new role.
– I would like to thank Kaakko’s Representative Council for their trust as they elected me as the president of the board for the year 2022. I feel motivated and excited about next year, especially getting to keep up the good work done by Student Union Kaakko, its board, Representative Council and staff.
Joonas Mattila, a nursing student at the Savonlinna campus, Tony Suomela, a logistics engineering student at the Kotka campus, Emmi Matinheikki, a Bachelor of Hospitality Management student at the Mikkeli campus and Laura Laakso, a paramedic student at the Kotka campus were chosen as members of the board.
The Board of Directors will run from 1.1. – 31.12.2022. Congratulations to all!