Dean's Student Advisory Council


The Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) helps foster communication between students and the dean of the College of Social Science.  This group helps to express student needs and enrich student life on campus. 

DSAC consists of undergraduate students in good standing within a degree-granting program in the College of Social Science – one senior and one non-senior from each of the following units and programs (total 26):

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • History
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Resources and Labor Relations
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science / Global and International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Planning

 

What We Do

DSAC responsibilities include selection of the College of Social Science commencement speaker; selection of undergraduate representatives to those standing committees of the college governance on which undergraduate representation is appropriate; and consideration of college-level academic policy issues or similar matters on which the dean wishes to obtain varied and representative undergraduate opinion.

Some of the DSAC's past accomplishments include a review of the college’s website, collaboration with college advisors to enhance the student experience, enhanced web presence for the DSAC within the units. In addition, DSAC sends volunteers to assist with the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Program, Marathon of Majors, Study Abroad Fair, Commencement and other College events.  

 

Who We Are

Anthropology

Alison Weber
Senior
weberal7@msu.edu

Sam Lavake
Junior

Harnoor Kaur
Alternate


Criminal Justice

Stephanie Messman
Senior
messmans@msu.edu

Peter Kobielski
Junior

Ale'zha Denkins
Alternate 


Economics

Jack Metty
Senior

Julia Mistretta
Junior
mistret8@msu.edu

Eli Duguid
Alternate


Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Josh Pepper
Senior
pepperj4@msu.edu

Jessica Davis
Junior

Juli Bissonette
Alternate


History

Chelsea Hunter
Senior

Anthony Barash
Senior
barasha1@msu.edu

Josh Morrisey
Alternate 


Human Development and Family Studies

Phil Bates
Senior
batesph1@msu.edu

 Taylor Hughes-Barrow

Jayla James
Alternate


Human Resources and Labor Relations

Mariah Smith
Senior
smit3022@msu.edu

Alex Mison
Junior

Devian Johnson
Alternate


Center for Integrative Studies

Emily Schultz
Senior
schul705@msu.edu

Madison Lige
Sophmore

Hazel Ericson
Alternate


Political Science

Mikayla Stokes
Senior
stokesm8@msu.edu

Artin Yekeh Yazdandost 
Junior

Sadie Mrakuzic
Alternate


Psychology

Zoe Shimones
Senior
shimones@msu.edu

Vanessa Nguyen
Junior

Izza Peeran
Alternate


Social Work

Maya Longe
Senior

Taylor Sutton
Junior
sutton41@msu.edu

 


Sociology

Tamara Hyman
Senior

Stella Weinberg
Senior
weinbe88@msu.edu

Elise Hitts
Alternate


Urban and Regional Planning

Joey Allen
Senior
allen114@msu.edu

CJ Sivak
Senior

Toby Hayes
Alternate

 


​DSAC is looking for the next motivated member of the College of Social Science to become the next student speaker! Click the link below to apply now. Any questions can be directed to Joy Pond listed in the contact information.

APPLY

 


The DSAC meets mainly the 3rd Friday of the month throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The 2022-23 meetings will be held in Berkey Hall, Room 118 .

Fall Meetings:

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18 
  • December 16

 

 Spring Meetings:

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17 ~ 12:00- 5:00 pm (Student Speaker Tryouts)
  • April 21

 

 


For more information, contact:

Brent Donnellan or Joy Pond
College of Social Science
Berkey Hall - 202
Phone: 517-432-3598

email: SSC.DSAC@msu.edu

pondjoy@msu.edu