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
Meet our ASMSU Student Senators
Meet our OSE Student Employees
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.
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.
Community Engagement Program Manager
Heidi is the Community Engagement Program Manager for the Office of Student Engagement (OSE). She is responsible for Service Saturdays, Rockin the M, Can the Griz, BreaksAway, SEGA, Day of Student Recognition and serves 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 and then moved into the role of the Community Engagement Program Manager. Heidi enjoys being outside, which includes; running, hiking, and fishing anytime of the year.
Student Organizations Program Manager
Randi is responsible for supporting over 260 registered student organizations on campus. She helps provide the tools to develop student leaders to be successful through different events and trainings, such as the annual Student Organization Leadership Conference. Randi serves as an advisor to the Student Organization Funding Board. She also manages our engagement tracking software.
Randi is originally from Alexandria, 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).
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 advises the OSE Marketing Team to produce content that advertises and markets OSE and DISC news, events and programs across campus and over social media. She also manages the OSE, ASMSU, and the DISC websites. In the summer months she coordinates Catapalooza.
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.
When she is not at work, she is chasing around her daughter or playing with her cocker spaniel, Lucy.
Support Team Manager
Casey 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, serves as a public notary, and more.
Graduating from Montana State University in 2019, Casey is a proud Bobcat originating from Colorado Springs, Colorado. At MSU she majored in Business-Marketing and was involved in the ASMSU Supreme Court, Alpha Omicron Pi, SEGA, Orientation Leaders, AdvoCats, and Bobcat Athletics Marketing. In her free time, Casey enjoys spending quality time with friends, traveling, spreading vim around the university, and spending too much money at Starbucks.
Julie is responsible for supporting the 260+ registered student organizations on campus, onboarding new student organizations that form throughout the year, and managing the Incentive Program. She coordinates the annual Student Organization Leadership Conference, monthly leader and advisor trainings, as well as the fall and spring Involvement & Study Abroad Fairs. Julie acts as a consultant and guide to student organizations that need assistance with planning events and programs, connecting them to campus resources and potential collaborations.
Julie is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education at MSU, specializing in student affairs and financial literacy. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001 and soon after began working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an international faith-based student organization, developing programs and leadership development opportunities for college students in Colorado and Montana. After 11 years of leading student groups on campus, she moved into the role of Staff Development and Training Specialist.
Julie earned a Leadership Coaching certificate from Lifeforming Leadership Coaching in 2013 and received a professional coaching accreditation from the International Coaching Federation in 2015. In 2013, Julie founded Abound Career Coaching, a business that facilitates self-discovery and vocational alignment to enable adults to “fall in love with Monday.”
Because she genuinely enjoys students, Julie served as a Resident Supervisor (a.k.a. house mom) for Alpha Gamma Delta sorority here at MSU for two years. Julie is excited to be back on campus where she can connect her passions for student engagement and leadership development.
As the first ever MSUDebut GA, Miranda will support the vision, planning, implementation, and assessment of both the fall and spring MSUDebut programs. This involves planning and implementing more than 30 large-scale campus events, coordinating more than 300 campus volunteers, assessing the program for further advancement, and more.
Miranda is originally from St. Johns, Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Michigan State University in 2015. After graduating, she served for two years with AmeriCorps as a College Adviser to high school students. As a part of this program she served low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students which sparked a passion for college access for students of all backgrounds. She credits her future in this field to the students she had the pleasure of working with.
In 2019, Miranda moved to Bozeman to pursue a Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education and joined the Bobcat family as a Graduate Assistant with the Office of Student Engagement.
Miranda enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and traveling the world. She also spends her free time monitoring flights to see her friends and family back in Michigan, especially her nieces and nephews.
Madie is currently a second year masters student pursuing a degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in student affairs. Madie moved from the wheat fields of her hometown of Havre, MT to the mountains of Bozeman in 2013. During her time at MSU she was an active member of the Chi Omega Sorority, Anglophiles British Politics Club, the University Chorale, and spent a summer in the United Kingdom focusing on comparative politics. She also had a brief stint as an AdvoCat, but found she was not coordinated enough to walk backwards for extended periods of time. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Sociology, with minors in History and Political Science in December 2017. Madie is passionate about Social justice and served as the Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ+ Programming in the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons this last year. Other topics of interest to her are rural student sense of belonging, the first amendment on college campuses, fraternity and sorority life, and LGBTQ+ student development.
On the weekends you can find her playing video games, snowboarding, gushing over her godchild, hiking or searching for the perfect cup of coffee at one of the many amazing Bozeman establishments. Madie would describe herself as an “indoor cat” who takes occasional field trips to the beautiful Montana wilderness.
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