University Panhellenic Council elects Magnuson as president

by Sarah Klaphake

Representatives from each of the University’s sororities elected Christina Magnuson on Wednesday to lead the Panhellenic Council, the governing board for campus sororities.

Delegates from the 10 chapters that are full members of the council voted in the election. Magnuson, a University junior and Minnesota Daily employee, will be installed Dec 3.

“My top priority is to strengthen our relationship with the University,” Magnuson said.

She said she would also like to focus on getting the council delegates more involved.

Jen Duerre, the outgoing council president, said the council provides a way for sororities to work together. It works on philanthropic activities, improving University-neighborhood relations and also works to recruit new sorority members.

“If anything happens in the greek community, this is where it gets discussed,” Duerre said.

The newly elected council leaders bring great potential to the table, she said.

“I see unlimited possibilities for next year’s council,” Duerre said.

The chapter delegates also elected the vice presidents for administration, programming, public relations and risk management Wednesday.

The vote for the vice president for academics and scholarship ended in a tie. Another vote for the position will be made at next Wednesday’s council meeting.

Duerre said she hopes the new council leaders will continue to better the greek experience and continue their work with the historical preservation society.