Laura Crowe to begin term as KUCSC President on May 1
March 24, 2023
Congratulations to Laura Crowe who will assume the role of King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC) President on May 1. Crowe is a fourth year double major in Politics and International Relations (PIR) and Social Justice & Peace Studies (SJPS) with a certification in Law and Public Policy.
An active member of KUCSC for the past two years, first as the Student Faculty Representative of the SJPS Department and then as Chief Communications Officer, Crowe sees “the potential that this student-led organization has to offer students and the London community.”
It was this potential that made Crowe run for KUCSC President. “Getting students involved in student government is a challenge, and I want to engage students in a meaningful way again,” she says.
Crowe has been involved with the King’s community since she was a first-year representative of the Social Justice and Peace Studies Club. A year later, she was Vice-President of the SJP Club, helping to revive the club alongside President Erin Browne.
“Each of these roles taught me how to advocate for students on campus, how to be an effective leader, and have allowed me to make meaningful connections with students, faculty and King's administration. Each position helped shape me into the leader I am today and provided me with the skillset to be successful in the President role,” says Crowe.
“I will use the lessons and skills I have experienced (as the KUCSC Chief Communications Officer) throughout my professional and academic career. The triumphs and successes have shaped me into the leader I am today. This role has shaped me into being a leader that values accountability and reliability to this organization, the students and King's as a whole,” says Crowe.
Crowe looks to increase her leadership skills as one of the 124 women and gender-diverse individuals attending A Remarkable Assembly - Women’s Forum, being organized by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on April 4. This full-day program will take place in Toronto to promote active citizenship and public engagement through education and empowerment.
Crowe applied and asked Joe Henry, Dean of Students, to write her a letter of recommendation, after reading about the forum on Henry’s Instagram account.
After studying PIR for four years and with a passion for law and public policy, Crowe is excited to take what she has learned and apply it to the forum. She hopes to gain insight into the day-to-day workings of the Legislative Assembly, hear from women and gender diverse folks on their experiences in being in politics and learn effective ways to create change at a political level.
“I am looking forward to making connections for my role as the incoming president of KUCSC. I am honoured and delighted that I was chosen to attend this event,” says Crowe.
Congratulations Laura and best of luck in your new role.