MARQUETTE – Rebecca Thompson of Detroit, Mich., has been elected chair of the Association of Michigan Universities. She was elected by the AMU General Assembly, which is comprised of representatives from each of Michigan’s 15 public universities.
Thompson, a junior marketing major at Northern Michigan University, is also the president of ASNMU—NMU’s student body government. Her new responsibilities will include working with legislators in Lansing on the issues and concerns of students at each of the 15 universities she’s representing. Her term will end in May 2006.
“This position means a great deal to me because it is a progressive step above ASNMU,” said Thompson. “I no longer just represent the student government at Northern; I now represent student governments across the state.”
AMU was founded in 2001 and has four major purposes: to advocate the social welfare of current and future public education students in the state of Michigan, encourage and foster leadership development for students at all stages of education, promote interest in government and increase and maintain awareness of public policy.-30-