Alexandra Jean-Paul, a junior majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology and a minor in African American studies, has been appointed the new student advisor to Millersville Borough. She will hold the position for 12 months or until she graduates.
The student advisor representative serves as the liaison between the University and the borough; she’ll let the borough know about student events and happenings on campus and she’ll take any issues from the borough back to the students.
Before transferring to Millersville University in fall 2015, Jean-Paul held the vice president position for the Student Government Association at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). This position required her to be a student leader on campus, assist and aid students in any way possible while pushing and advocating for HACC. She also sat on the Executive Board where campus policies were discussed with the Executive Director of campus and the President of the college.
“Personally, I wanted to be behind the scenes and understand what actions and proceedings take place in the decision making process on campus,” says Jean-Paul.
Jean-Paul will take the experience that she gains with her after she graduates to the Police Academy where she plans on becoming a Pennsylvania State Trooper. Her ultimate goal is to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Analysis Unit to become a criminal profiler.
To become a student advisor representative you must be a full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours at the time of appointment to the position. Following the application process, there is an interview with a University representatives and three representatives who sit on the Borough council.
To learn how you can become a student advisor to the Millersville Borough Council, visit https://blogs.millersville.edu/announcements/2012/02/13/apply-to-be-a-student-advisor-to-the-millersville-borough-council/.