Out-of-State Student Council Mission
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
- The OOS Council is made up of 7 regions with 2-3 members per region.
- The Executive Board positions include: President, Secretary, Communications Director, Creative/Social Media Director.
- Students studying abroad for the Fall 2014 semester are not eligible to participate in the 2014 OOS Council.
- Applications for the 2014 OOS Council are due in the Center for Student Success on Monday, February 24 (before 5:00pm).
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.
For questions about regional activities, please contact the Center for Student Success via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.