Abilene Christian University has long challenged its students and alumni to make a difference in the world. Many alumni currently serve in leadership roles – at churches, schools, universities and many other institutions. And alumna Janice Hahn (’74) hopes to soon be serving the entire state of California.
Hahn, who has served on the Los Angeles City Council since 2001, is running for lieutenant governor of California. “We need change and a new course for California,” she says on her Web site. Her brother, James Hahn, a graduate of Pepperdine University, formerly served as the mayor of Los Angeles.
Closer to home, many ACU alumni serve in Abilene city government – from Mayor Dr. Norm Archibald (’76) to City Council members Shane Price (’92), Stormy Higgins (’86), Kellie (Curtis ’87) Miller and Anthony Williams, ACU’s auxiliary services officer. They follow in the footsteps of other former local leaders with Abilene Christian ties, including Dr. Gary D. McCaleb (’64), who was mayor for nine years, served as U.S. representative on the World Executive Committee of the International Union of Local Authorities, and was on the board of directors of the National League of Cities.
From Abilene to Los Angeles and many points in between (and beyond), ACU alumni are involved in volunteer and elected public service, using their talents and compassion to fulfill the mission of ACU – educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.