The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY)
Press release 9 Dec 2016
For immediate release
ISYY elects new chairpersons for its Executive Board and Representative Council
The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), at its meeting on 9 December 2016, elected the Executive Board for the year 2017.
Tahvo Kekkonen (The Green Left of Eastern Finland) was elected as the chairperson of the Executive Board of the Student Union. Kekkonen is a student of social psychology on the Kuopio campus of the University of Eastern Finland. Kekkonen has acted as the chairperson of the board of ‘Suomen yhteiskunta-alan ylioppilaat ry’, as vice chairperson of his subject association ‘Socius ry’, and as the 2nd vice chairperson of ISYY’s Representative Council.
The eight other members of the Executive Board are: 1st vice chairperson Matti Nivala (Keskeiset), 2nd vice chairperson Heikki Räihä (Opiskelijan ISYY), Henri Hakkarainen (Keskeiset), Sara Peltola (Keskeiset), Heidi Turunen (ind.), Lina Munčytė (Social Democratic Students), Olli Auvinen (DeeKu) and Matias Saastamoinen (Puolueettomat).
‘It’s a great opportunity to get to work at the heart of ISYY with such talented people. Next year we’ll have some big projects before us, so we’re eager to get to work as soon as possible,’ noted Kekkonen, the future chairperson of the Executive Board.
The term of office of the Executive Board begins in January and lasts through the calendar year. The new Executive Board comes to order at its meeting before the end of the year.
Pyry Mattila (DeeKu), a student of medicine in Kuopio, was elected as the new chairperson of the Student Union. In the past, he has acted as the host of dentistry students’ subject association Dentina. Juuso Sikiö (Puolueettomat), student of theology, was elected as the first vice chairperson of the Representative Council, and Teemu Huikuri (Green List), student of forestry, was elected as the second vice chairperson.
Tahvo Kekkonen, Chairperson of the Executive Board 2017, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 040 523 2441
Pyry Mattila, Chairperson of the Student Union 2017, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, email@example.com, tel.044 576 8406
Secretary General Anna-Kristiina Mikkonen, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 044 576 8417
The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) is a student advocacy organisation, which provides services for students and aims to promote the societal, social and intellectual aspirations of its some 13,000 members. The Student Union (ISYY) operates on three University campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna.