Abdillahi Dirie

Abdillahi Dirie

Hello and welcome back to campus! 

I hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed some time to relax and spend time with your loved ones. It is an honor to serve you all as Student Body President this upcoming school year. I am excited to interact with you all and be your biggest cheerleader throughout the year. We have some cool things we want to accomplish, and with your help, we can do it! 

We want to hear from you and understand what you want to see change at Missouri State. When you voice your opinion, we take that and really consider. Without you, there isn’t a Missouri State.  

When I ran for Student Body President, my team and I wanted to focus on three things: student wellness, student experience and campus advancement. 

For student wellness, we want to ensure throughout our term that we are looking at both the physical and mental health of Missouri State students. 

For student experience, we want to ensure that we are looking at ways to elevate the student experience for all students, while also making sure that every student feels like they belong at Missouri State and can call it home while they are here. 

Lastly, for campus advancement, we want to see what can we add to campus to continue to better our institution. 

It is important to get involved with student government and understand what is going on around campus. You can make a difference and be the change that you envision for this university. If you have a problem or an issue, speak up and don’t let it just fade away. Understanding what is going on, will help you become more aware as a student. 

When you know the policy and issues that are changing on campus, you will be able to be proactive and speak up for yourself and others. We are at a time in our nation where we need everyone to stand up and be civic leaders. We need young individuals to voice their opinions. 

I believe being in an organization like Student Government Association and understanding policies will help you be that individual to speak up when the time comes. Here at Missouri State, we preach being a citizen bear and it is time we all be citizen bears and get involved to better our community. 

SGA meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Robert W. Plaster Student Union room 313. Stop by and see what it’s about. If you enjoy it, get involved with us by applying to be a senator! Connect with us on Twitter @MoStateSGA and connect with my student body president Twitter account @MoStateSBP. 

I would love to hear what your ideas and collaborate with you all. Don’t hesitate to send me an email as well at Abdillahi1997@live.missouristate.edu. I wish you the best this upcoming year! Go Bears! 

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