Hello Fellow Bobcats
My name is Destini French and I am excited and honored to serve as your student body president for 2014 – 2015. I am a senior from Los Angeles, CA and I am studying Family Consumer Science and with my degree, I hope to become a trauma therapist and advocate for human trafficking survivors. Coming to Montana State University was one of the best decisions that I have made because MSU provides everyone with so many diverse opportunities to get involved with. From joining a Fraternity or a Sorority, being a volunteer coordinator for Service Saturdays, or being an Orientation for the admission office, there are countless ways to get engaged! With all of my past experiences, I hope to bring a fresh, fun, and creative lens to ASMSU and my position. I truly believe that students should be getting all of their money’s worth because when you are paying thousands of dollars, you should be getting more than just a great education, but also a great experience. I am a huge advocate for taking advantage of the opportunities that are surrounding us. I continually try to encourage people to open as many doors as they can while they are in college because it’s one of the only places where you can be involved in so many non-related organizations and still grow and develop as a person. And it is not a hard thing to do, this whole engagement idea!
My main goal while in office is to lay down the foundation of the idea that we should be working around a goal of One Campus, One Community. This means more unity and collaboration on our campus and in the community and this needs to start with ASMSU, the student body government. This means going to other organizations and asking, how can we work together to make the student body have a more enjoyable and educational experience while they are at MSU. This means creating the sense that we are an organization that people want to be a part of. Trying to get students, faculty, staff, and community members aware of the different and exciting events that we do then turning that into involvement with our programs and then empowering them to take leadership roles in their involvement is the ultimate goal.
I look forward to being the voice of the student body and I will try every day to represent the needs of the students here at MSU.
If there is any way in which you feel I can better represent you, please feel free to stop by my office next to the AskUs Desk in Strand Union Building (SUB) 221 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The President and the Vice President are also both recognized members of the Montana Associated Students (MAS) which acts as an advisor to the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents in matters directly and indirectly affecting the students of the MUS, and contains representation from each campus in the MUS. For more information, please visit the MAS web site at www.montanaassociatedstudents.org