John Tienken ’13
Double major: Political Science; English
Hometown: Clarendon Hills
Career Plans: Law school or graduate school
John Tienken served two years as the student representative to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and was the only student representative with voting power. He was the co-founder of the UIS Squash Team sport club, a group that has traveled at the national level to compete. He was also a UIS Journal columnist and was the co-chair of the Student Union Committee that led to a successful student referendum to build a student union.