Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Delegate Assembly 2012-A Chance to Make a Difference

What does an extraordinary education mean?  How should MSUSA engage students?  Who will be the next MSUSA Officers?  What changes will delegates make to the legislative, diversity, academic and student services platforms for 2012-2013?  How should we spend student money for the upcoming year?  And, which campus committee will win the “Most Outstanding” award?

These are all questions that will be answered at MSUSA’s annual spring Delegate Assembly conference.  Students from each of the universities will come together to make critical decisions, decisions that will guide the organization for the future.

The conference, this year held at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, will start with an Internal Affairs meeting.  Students will review MSUSA’s Bylaws and Policies and Procedures.  At dinner that evening students will meet their candidates for State Chair, and the election will take place immediately thereafter.
Saturday includes multiple work groups, including describing an extraordinary education at a state university, gathering ideas about how MSUSA should outreach on campus, platform work and a budget overview.  In addition, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Trustee Brett Anderson will lead a session about his position as trustee and will highlight important issues facing MnSCU.

Senator Carlson, R, Bemidji will be the featured speaker at the luncheon, and awards will be presented to students.  That afternoon the 41-member Delegate Assembly will conduct their business including making platform revisions, passing an MSUSA 2012-2013 budget, making internal affairs recommendations, and electing a Vice Chair and Treasurer.  A Board meeting will conclude the conference on Sunday.

This conference is one of the most important events of the year for MSUSA.  It is a chance for student leaders to learn more about MSUSA and have a voice in decisions that will impact the direction of the association.  Students lead MSUSA and the work done at Delegate Assembly makes the MSUSA a fantastic organization.

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