Student Profile - Randi Chrismer
Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Anthropology -Archaeology
Hometown: Dallastown, Pa.
Why did you decide to attend MU?
My sister attended MU, so I grew up visiting the school. It’s not hard to fall in love with this campus.
What are your duties as president of student senate?
As president, I am responsible for representing the will of the student body to the administration. I am also charged with acting on any cases where I believe the welfare of the student body is challenged.
Before becoming president, what other roles in student senate did you hold?
I held an executive member position my freshman year, as well as the position of parliamentarian last year.
What made you decide to run for president?
I ran for president because I truly care about Millersville and its students. I felt that I had the resources and connections established that would make me a good voice for the student body. There a lot of things students want to see changed, and I wanted to be a part of that change.
What originally piqued your interest in politics/government?
I can’t say that I am overly interested in politics and government. I am an advocate for young adults becoming more involved in political aspects of our state since the funding for higher education has remained an issue over the past several years. That being said I am more interested in any and all issues, whether political or not, that may in some way affect the students I am representing.
What other campus organizations are you involved with at MU?
I am involved with the University Activities Board as well as Friends for Advocates for Native Nations.
What are your plans post-graduation?
Post graduation, I plan to attend graduate school and work towards a degree that will enable me to excel in a Higher Education Administrative position within student affairs.
Tell us about your interest in archery.
Archery has been a hobby of mine for several years. I have found that I enjoyed the singular competitive nature of the sport. It is something that is hard to have a natural talent for and I enjoy working to improve my skill.
What is your favorite thing about MU’s campus?
My favorite things about MU’s campus are the old houses that line the street that now house things such as faculty offices, commuter lounges and much more. In my opinion these are unique to MU and give campus the homey feel.
What professor(s) have had the greatest impact on you?
The professors that have had the greatest impact on me personally would be Dr. Arnold and Dr. Trussell from the anthropology department. Both display such passion for their work and the subject they teach.
How do you feel that MU has helped you succeed?
MU collectively does an amazing job empowering its students. Never once have I encountered an administrator or faculty member who has told me I couldn’t do something. For the most part MU administration provides countless opportunities for student success and involvement both in and out of the classroom.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
The best piece of advice I’ve received is not to let other people put words in my mouth. If I don’t believe in something I should express my opinions.