About Student Engagement
The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) provides and facilitates student engagement opportunities for MSU students through a variety of programs, events, services, and activities. We are THE HUB for students interested in connecting with their fellow Bobcats through student government, student organizations, programs and events, and engaging in service to the community.
The Office of Student Engagement fosters meaningful engagement opportunities that challenge, support and empower students to be leaders on campus, in the community and beyond.
Transform students through life-changing engagement experiences.
Meet the Students
Meet our ASMSU Executive Student Team HERE
Meet our ASMSU Student Senators HERE
Meet our OSE Student Employees HERE
Meet the Staff
Marianne works to make student leadership influential. She is committed to engagement, inclusion, and collaboration with diverse students and stakeholders to serve our campus and community. Marianne advises the Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU), your elected student body government. Marianne supports student government and student programming. She supervises the staff who facilitate the great programs like the ASMSU Preschool, KGLT radio station, Latenight Streamline buses, and so much more! She endeavors to help students, faculty, and staff collaborate and strategically plan to accomplish goals and overcome challenges Students have a voice on campus.
Marianne has been proud to be a Bobcat since 2014. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Adult and Higher Education. She earned a master’s degree in Professional Communication from Westminster and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. She is on the Board of Directors at the Community Mediation Center. Marianne is eager for adventures and new ideas. At any moment she may tell you a ridiculous story or sketch an elaborate chart. She reads ravenously and is known to take backpacking and kayaking trips into the wild. She loves to call Bozeman home because here she can be equally at ease in high heels and hiking boots.
Responsible for supporting the 250+registered student organizations and supervising staff and students within OSE. Mandy serves as the staff advisor for the Student Organization Funding Board and fiscal manager for the Student Organization student fee. She also works to provide student organization leaders with tools and resources to help make them successful in their role in addition to supporting student organization advisers.
Mandy is a native Montanan from the town of Circle. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and her Master’s in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University. Mandy began working for MSU in 2008 for the Office for Community Involvement (now OSE). She also works part-time at a local non-profit, the Help Center, as a crisis-counselor and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the fall semesters for University Studies First-Year Seminar. She is a 2013 Leadership MSU Alum and proud AmeriCorps Alum. She currently serves on the Salvation Army-Bozeman board of directors in addition to various campus committees. She is also a mom to two adorable (most of the time) kiddos.
Student Engagement and Leadership Advisor
Chelsey is responsible for developing out of class activities and experiences for students at Montana State. She advises the Programming and Campus Events (PACE) board, where she supports student-led programming by advising 10 student program directors and associates who take the lead on hosting more than 40 campus programs and events for their peers every year. She additionally serves as the advisor to the student Diversity and Inclusion Program Director, helping promote and celebrate diversity and diverse initiatives on our campus. Additionally, she is the program director of MSU Debut, a campus-wide initiative to get students involved and connected on campus. This project involves planning, implementing, and assessing a university-wide welcome week program of more than 15 large-scale events. Most recently, Chelsey created the Student Engagement Global Ambassador (SEGA) program at MSU. This is a peer to peer program encouraging students to get involved in their local and global community. SEGA students meet with their peers to talk about involvement and study abroad opportunities and take a semester-long course encouraging critical reflection of the importance of student involvement, taught by Chelsey.
Chelsey is a proud two-time alum of MSU. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and her Master’s Degree in Adult and Higher Education and College Teaching. She is currently a doctoral student in the College of Education, conducting her research on the parallels and impacts of student involvement and student sense of belonging and retention. Chelsey has a passion for helping students feel connected on campus and encouraging them to find their place. This has encouraged her to focus her efforts on developing university initiatives to support the development of student life and has inspired her research and her dissertation topic. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the fall semesters for the College of Letters and Science, First-Year Seminar course and additionally teaches an upper-division intercultural studies course. She is a 2016 Leadership MSU Alum. For fun, Chelsey enjoys hiking, skiing, adventures, and traveling the world. She has hiked the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain, has taught English at a university in Thailand, has conducted graduate research in England and Scotland, and has visited more than 11 countries and 40 states.
Support Team Manager
Heidi is the Support Team Manager for the Office of Student Engagement (OSE). She helps OSE run smoothly in our daily operations. She coordinates the Outdoor Program Requests, schedules legal appointments, supervises student employees, assist with the President Emerging Scholar program, and serve as a public notary.
Heidi is originally from Lake Tapps, WA. As a proud Bobcat Alumni, she received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health and a minor in Sociology from the one and only Montana State University in 2016. She worked as a student at Recreational Sports and Fitness from 2013-2016 and then, after graduating, she joined the Office of Student Engagement as a Support Team Manager.
Communications and Event Specialist
Laurynn is the Communications and Event Specialist for the MSU Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC). She coordinates Catapalooza, the Day of Student Recognition scholarship event, and MSU Connections presentations. She works closely with the OSE graphic designer to create graphics that advertise and market OSE and DISC news, events and programs across campus and over social media. She also manages the OSE, ASMSU, and the DISC websites.
Laurynn has been at MSU since 2007, when she enrolled as a student. While an undergraduate, Laurynn worked in the MSU Office for Community Involvement (now known as the Office of Student Engagement) from 2008-2011 as an AmeriCorps member co-coordinating the MSU America Reads*America Counts tutoring program in Bozeman area schools. She received her bachelor's degree in 2011. After graduation, she began working in the MSU Department of Health and Human Development. However, she couldn’t stay away from the Division of Student Success and returned to the Office of Student Engagement and has been there since! In her time at MSU she has coordinated Catapalooza, Can the Griz, Service Saturdays, the fall and spring Involvement Fairs, the Day of Student Recognition, and MSU Connections presentations.
Community Engagement Program Coordinator
Randi is originally from Sioux Falls, SD. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Dakota in 2010. After graduating, she worked as an Admissions Advisor at National American University, which sparked her interest in Higher Education. In March 2014, Randi moved to Bozeman and started working at MSU as an Administrative Assistant in Residence Life and later became a Graduate Assistant, working with sophomore and above students. Then, Randi joined the Office of Student Engagement as a Graduate Assistant working with the 260+ registered student clubs and organizations. After completing her Master’s in Education in May 2017, she was hired full-time as the Community Engagement Programs Coordinator.
Randi enjoys drinking lots of coffee, attempting to ski, singing Lady Gaga songs, and knitting/crocheting (sometimes all at once- depends on how much coffee she’s had).
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221 & 222 Strand Union Building (SUB)-Across from the Ask-Us Desk
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