The Out-of-State Student Council works to enhance the experience of incoming out-of-state freshmen as they transition to USD. Council members maintain regular communication with the freshmen from their region and help these students connect with first-year and continuing out-of-state students by organizing events and gatherings. The overall goal of the council is to improve the persistence rate of first-year out-of-state students.
Application and Position Description
For the position description and responsibilities, please download the following PDF file: 2013 OOS Student Council Description & Instructions
To view the council members of a particular region, please select a region from the list below:
Fall 2013 Council Members
Meghan Czarnecki (Communications Chair)
Hometown: Southbend, IN
USD Activities: Phi Delta Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Gamma, intramurals, and math club
Fun Fact: I was a gymnast for 15 years.
Homtown: Janesville, WI
USD Activities: Resident Assistant, AMSA (pre-health organization), intramural volleyball and soccer
Fun fact: I can teach you how to bucky!
Hometown: Roseville, MN
USD Activities: Ambassadors Club, work study employee, and University Ministry
Fun fact: My favorite animal is the giraffe.
Homtown: Denver, CO
USD Activities: Ambassadors Club, Phi Kappa Theta, Sheltering San Diego, intramurals, and Microfinance Club
Fun fact: I have a cousin who was born on the same exact day as me (and same year).
Homtown: Littleton/Denver, CO
Major: International Relations (and pre-med)
USD Activities: Dance company, Kappa Alpha Theta, and AMSA
Fun fact: I speak German fluently.
Jevaughn Davis (Secretary)
Homtown: Poughkeepsie, NY
USD Activities: Phi Delta Epsilon, Resident Assistant, and AMSA
Fun fact: I lived in Spain for a year and lived in Jamaica for 10 years.
Homtown: New Canaan, CT
Major: Environmental Studies
USD Activities: Dance company, and Kappa Delta sorority
Fun fact: I love Britney Spears.
Homtown: Ellicott City, MD
USD Activities: RHA Executive Board, AS Academic Senator, AMSA, and Linda Vista Dollars for Scholar Board
Fun fact: I had never visited USD until the first day of orientation.
Homtown: Anchorage, Alaska
USD Activities: Intervarsity and Mortar Board
Fun fact: I'm an Irish dancer!
Homtown: Mount Vernon, WA
Major: Political Science
USD Activities: Club soccer, intramural soccer and basketball, and Gamma Phi Beta sorority
Fun fact: I'm from the tulip capital of the United States!
Laura McKniff (President)
Homtown: Portland, OR
USD Activities: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority,
Fun fact: I am obsessed with the show Game of Thrones!
Homtown: Beaverton, OR
Major: International Relations
USD Activities: USD SASA, Preceptorial Assistant Program, and Founders Club
Fun fact: I have visited ten countries.
USD Activities: Phi Delta Epsilon and American Medical Student Association
Fun fact: I used to paddle and I love cats.
Homtown: Cuernavaca, Moselos, Mexico
Major: International Business
USD Activities: International Student Organization, Ambassadors Club, and ASA
Fun fact: I'm learning Japanese.
Homtown: Colleyville, TX
USD Activities: University Ministry, Intervarsity, Students for Life, Relay for Life Committee, Rtoract, and Emmaus group
Fun fact: I love ping pong!
Homtown: Dallas, TX
Major: Business/International Relations
USD Activities: Ambassadors Club, SOAR Club, USD tour guide, and Beta Theta Pi
Fun fact: I have a twin brother.
Homtown: New Orleans, LA
USD Activities: Kappa Delta and ASTRA
Fun fact: I've climbed the Great Wall of China.
Homtown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major: Mechanical Engineering
USD Activities: American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and employee at the Missions Fitness Center
Fun fact: I was saved by a lifeguard.
Homtown: Las Vegas, NV
USD Activities: Pre-Physical Therapy, employee at the Registrar's Office
Homtown: Sierra Vista, AS
Major: Math & Biology
Fun fact: I really like to sky dive.
Throughout the year, council members will be planning regional events and activities. Past events include a beach bonfire, dinner at In-N-Out, and an on-campus game night in Frank's Lounge. Information about regional events will be available at the start of the fall semester.
For questions about regional activities, please contact the Center for Student Success via email at email@example.com.