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.
Molly is committed to engagement, personal growth, and teamwork within MSU and the larger Gallatin Valley community. In the Office of Student Engagement, she responsible for strategic initiatives, collaboration, and morale. She advises the ASMSU student program directors, supervises staff and is responsible for the overall budgets for OSE. Molly also works closely with the Division of Student Success to further MSU in strategic plans and initiatives.
Molly loves calling the Gallatin Valley home, her favorite season is fall, she loves chocolate, and Blue and Gold runs in her veins! Molly joins the Office of Student Engagement after working in The Office of Admissions and The Office of Residence Life. She has been a proud Bobcat since 2016.
She received her Double Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Marketing and Business Management from Montana State University- Billings. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana.
In her free time, you can catch Molly watching her favorite Hulu and Netflix shows, baking and cooking, and adventuring around Montana with her family.
Student Engagement and Leadership Advisor
Chris is passionate about bringing students together at Montana State University. He advises the Programming and Campus Events (PACE) board, where he supports student-led programming by advising 8 student directors who take the lead on hosting more than 40 campus programs and events for their peers every year.Chris works closely with the rest of the Office of Student Engagement team to foster community building and service opportunities for a diverse group of Montana State University students.
Chris hails from the desert southwest where he gained his affinity for climbing and other backcountry outdoor activities. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in International Studies, Chris lived and worked seasonally as an outdoor guide and educator in Alaska, Colorado, New Zealand, and finally Montana. His work in the outdoor industry helped Chris recognize the value of cohesive, productive, and mission driven teams. When Chris is not at the Office for Student Engagement, he can be found happily exploring the mountains around Bozeman on his mountain bike, in his running shoes, or on his skis (preferably with a good friend or four).
Support Team Manager
Anna is passionate about fostering meaningful connection and relationships among MSU students and in the Gallatin Valley. She is responsible for supporting various programs within ASMSU and OSE by advising projects, reviewing program requests, planning team-building retreats and events, monitoring accounts, and doing anything and everything a program might need for support. Anna is committed to serving the diverse group of students who make up MSU and to furthering opportunities for community engagement in Bozeman.
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Anna earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Plan II Honors and European Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. In the few succeeding years, she worked as a ski instructor in Keystone, CO, a trail crew leader for the City of Boulder, and an accessibility surveyor for the US Forest Service in Bozeman. She started at MSU in the Office of Admissions and found her way to the OSE, where she enjoys her diverse and gratifying work on behalf of MSU students.
Anna likes to play and watch excessive amounts of soccer (Liverpool or bust), ski, hike to alpine lakes, bake sweet treats, read alarming numbers of WWII books, consume unsafe quantities of espresso, and eat spicy food daily. She takes her recreational summer softball league very seriously, and she enjoys conversing in Spanish and Portuguese whenever she gets the chance.
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). She advises the OSE Marketing Team, comprised of 7 team members, to produce content that advertises and markets OSE news, events and programs across campus and over social media. She also manages the OSE and ASMSU 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.
Laurynn is the mother of a vivacious 3-year-old daugther and 2 adorable dogs. She loves spending time with her family, camping, relaxing on the Oregon coast, or doing cross stitch (her newest COVID19-inspired hobby).
Student Organizations Program Assistant
Connor assists the OSE by completing annual Student Organization registrations, communicating updates to club leaders and advisors through the weekly Student Organization newsletter, planning and facilitating unique training sessions for club members, and serving as a resource for Student Organizations seeking additional perspective on operations, recruitment, finance, and other club-related activities.
Connor is a Bozeman native, graduating from Bozeman High School in 2014 after being involved as a reliable baritone in his all-male acapella group, the Acafellas, and playing for the local American Legion baseball team, the Bozeman Bucks. He graduated from Boise State University in 2018, majoring in Finance, then moved on to work for the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity National Headquarters as a traveling recruitment consultant. Upon his return to Bozeman, he is now pursuing a Master's in Marriage & Family Counseling from MSU, and can typically be found taking third place at local trivia nights, desperately trying to wrangle his rambunctious border collie puppy, or trying to slam dunk tennis balls at neighborhood basketball courts.
Ellie is enthusiastic about creating opportunities for community building. She works with the MSU Debut team to plan ways for students to connect on campus and beyond. Ellie strives to thoughtfully plan events that appeal to various populations within our student body with the goal of providing space for students to feel supported and safe.
Ellie was born in raised near Chicago, IL but moved to Seattle in 2009 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. After earning her degree, she worked with a wide range of students in various educator positions. During her time in Seattle, Ellie was particularly passionate about educating local students about marine life in the Puget Sound and conservation techniques. Ellie moved to Bozeman in August of 2020 and started a masters in school counseling program in June of 2021.
In her free time Ellie enjoys discovering new areas of Montana, playing her banjolele, and trying new recipes. She is excited to live in a beautiful place of the country with plenty to explore. Ellie has recently starting knitting and cross-country skiing and continues to seek opportunities to build her community on MSU campus and in Bozeman.
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