Chase Temmen serves as SGA vice president


Temmen poses with a bowling ball. Photo provided by Chase Temmen

Shayla Taylor, Business Manager and Reporter

Chase Temmen is serving as Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President for the 2021-2022 school year. The sophomore is from the small town of Oconee, Ill., and graduated from Pana High School in the spring of 2020. 

Temmen is an Ag transfer major, hoping to continue his higher education at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in the fall of 2022. He would like to become a high school agriculture teacher, eventually obtaining a graduate degree and teaching at the collegiate level. “I’d like to come back here to Lake Land,” he said. Outside of his career, he plans to continue farming his family ground and perhaps owning livestock, a tradition that is very important to him. Outside of school, he bowls on four different bowling leagues and works at the Pana bowling alley.

In his role as vice president, Temmen serves on the SGA executive board, is the chair of the Interclub Council Committee and fills in when the president is absent, in addition to all of the duties held by any SGA member. Temmen said his favorite thing about being involved in student life is the diversity that can be experienced. He said that while there are several agriculture students, lots of majors are represented and there is a decent variety of perspectives. Temmen says his main goal this year is to increase the numbers of members for all clubs at Lake Land, as many are struggling with getting students involved again after being off campus due to COVID-19. When asked what he wants for his last year at Lake Land, Temmen answered, “I am looking to enjoy it more than I did my first year, as we were off campus due to COVID-19 last year.” Temmen is also president of Lake Land’s chapter of Collegiate Farm Bureau and is a member of the Ag Transfer club. 

One unique thing about Temmen is that he is not afraid to voice his opinion or go against the majority. He has voted against the majority on a couple key issues involving other student life organizations, citing the importance of prioritizing base SGA functions.

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