Jauwan Hall has quickly become a leader among his peers while building key relationships with University units and administrative leaders on campus. In a very short one year, he has achieved the role as University of Illinois Student Trustee and helped to rebuild the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Black Student Union.
Mr. Hall is a transfer student to UIC from the City Colleges of Chicago graduating from Kennedy King College with his Associates Degree. One of the projects he is passionate about is creating pathways for transfer students. He was a strategic part of talks with the Mayor’s Office and the UIC Chancellor to launch the Chicago Star scholars. This program will provide tuition, fees and books to qualified Chicago Public High School graduates. He is quoted as saying “I am living proof of what can happen when you create avenues of accessibility for students and provide them with proper support services.”
Mr. Hall is majoring in Political Science and his future plans include Law School. He is currently interning with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a veteran of the Marine Corps where he served twice in Operation Iraqi Freedom and once in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He continues his service as a Reservist Specialist. Mr. Hall is also a young father and has many times been seen on campus with his children, introducing them to the University experience.
Mr. Hall has become an active community organizer in his neighborhood of Englewood. A graduate of Leo Catholic High School, he says he hopes to never leave his hometown. He often blogs about government and social issues, especially around disparity and politics. He was a part of the UIC team of students and administrators selected to deliver the Obama Presidential Library proposal in Washington D.C.
Here at UIC Jauwan Hall is a respected member of the student community as he works to represent students of UIC along with his peers from UIUC and UIS. Mr. Hall clearly has a well-defined purpose for his life and is busily living up to it!