Andrew Geer, a government major at Millersville University, is the new student advisor to Millersville Borough. In his role, Geer will report to the borough council about what is going on at campus and how the school is operating. He also provides a student’s perspective to the council about issues the borough is facing.
Geer says his objective as student advisor is to increase awareness of the position to the student body. He wants his fellow students to know that they have a say in choices made in local government. Geer says, “Since the inception of the position, very few students are even aware of it or that they have a voice in the local government.” Geer is a former member and current participant in the Student Government Association, where he plans to implement an executive position after his one-year term is over. The goal of which is to give the Association a face on campus that students can interact with and learn from. Geer looks forward to gaining experience in the field by serving his community
“As a government major and a lifelong boy scout, I have always had a passion for civil service and getting involved in my community to benefit my peers. Millersville University is my community and I want to serve it. In this role, I achieve that and more as I am also preparing for a career in government, so this gives me a lot of experience.”
The application process to become the student advisor is straightforward. Students who are interested submit a resume and application which asks them why they are qualified for the role. If the application is approved, an interview is held with representatives from the Millersville Borough Council, the office of Community Engagement, Governmental and Economic Development, and the office of Student Affairs.