Eventually, Scott Lietzow wants to go to law school and become a congressman, helping set policies on a state or national level.
To get rolling, he's flexing his political muscles as Harper College's new Student Trustee.
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The 25-year-old Arlington Heights resident, a former U.S. Marine, was elected by Harper students earlier this spring and formally sworn in at the Board of Trustees' regular April meeting.
"I came to Harper because I knew it was a great place to get an education," Lietzow says. "This role enables me to give back to the school, represent students and experience firsthand how governing bodies function."
His focus, he says, will be on ensuring faculty and staff provide the best experience they can for his fellow Harper students.
Lietzow spent four years with the Marines, performing anti-piracy operations overseas before enrolling at Harper with an eye on keeping tuition costs down and saving money for law school later. He is now state chairman of Young Americans for Liberty, a pro-liberty organization, and served this spring as the campaign manager for two Mount Prospect trustee candidates.
Lietzow succeeds Clara Moravec as Student Trustee. The one-year position carries an advisory vote.