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
For the OOS Student Council Application and deadlines, please download the following Word document: 2013 OOS Student Council Application
To jump to a specific region, select one of links below:
2012 Council Members (By Region)
*Indicates Regional Chair
Hometown: Leawood, KS
Fun fact: Elizabeth is obsessed with Kansas basketball.
Hometown: Mount Prospect, IL
Major: Finance Minor: Supply Chain Management
Fun fact: Joe participated in the Second Year Experience (SYE) Abroad Program in Florence, Italy in 2011.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Majors: International Business and Spanish
Fun fact: Sarah is terrified of the seagulls at the beach.
Hometown: Big Lake, MN
Major: Biology Minor: History
Fun fact: Tate LOVES dinosaurs!!!
Hometown: Centennial, CO
Majors: Political Science and Communications
Fun fact: Lexi has a twin and is obsessed wtih the color pink.
Hometown: Niwot, CO
Majors: History and Political Science
Fun fact: Audrey studied abroad on Semester at Sea.
Hometown: Monument, CO
Majors: Business and Communications
Fun fact: Kelsey has been a dancer her whole life.
Hometown: Arvada, CO
Fun fact: Kevin's favorite activities are golfing and skiing. He is a pre-med student who hopes to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also actively collects vinyl records.
Hometown: Carmel, NY
Major: Marine Science
Fun fact: Carrie spent part of Spring Break hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back.
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Major: History Minors: Theatre, Political Science
Fun fact: Chelsea is going backpacking through Europe this summer. She's also a rower at USD and loves yoga.
Jevaughn "JD" Davis
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Major: Biochemistry Minors: Biology, Theology and Religious Studies
Fun fact: JD's favorite color is red and he was born in Jamaica.
Hometown: Stowe, VT
Major: Business Administration Minor: Communications
Fun fact: Michaela played ice hockey for 15 years.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Fun fact: Laura wants to go to dental school.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Fun fact: Sedona wants to go to medical school.
Hometown: Salem, OR
Major: International Relations Minor: Peace and Justice Studies
Fun fact: Yajaira speaks three languages.
Hometown: Chanburi, Thailand
Fun fact: Heather owns 13 cats back home in Thailand.
Fun fact: Paula hopes to go to medical school. Her goal is to open her own dermatology clinic back home in Guam.
Hometown: Southlake, TX
Majors: Business Administration and Political Science
Fun fact: Colby hopes to attend law school after he gradutes.
Hometown: Plano, TX
Major: Intends to declare Business (Marketing) Minors: Spanish and Communications
Fun fact: Lauren is the youngest of four children and has eight nieces and nephews.
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Fun fact: Chelsea has been riding horses since she was 6 and rode on USD's club equestrian team her first two years.
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Fun fact: Elizabeth loves hiking, skiing and scuba diving.
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Majors: International Business and Marketing
Fun fact: Alex has hiked and rafted in the Grand Canyon.
Hometown: Sierra Vista, AZ
Majors: Math and Biology
Fun fact: Danielle really likes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.