StuGov Buzz: President, VP welcome students home

Welcome back, Bulldogs! After a fun-filled summer, we have finally returned to campus and we cannot wait to pick up where we left off serving the Truman State University community in our roles as President and Vice President of the Student Association.

This past week, we had the great pleasure of lending a helping hand during Truman Days, allowing us to become acquainted with the countless amazing new members of our Truman community. We were blown away by the enthusiasm of everyone involved, both new and old, and we cannot wait to see how all of our newest students will leave their mark on our beloved campus. In addition, last Sunday, we held the first general body meeting of the Student Government this semester and were thrilled to be met with similar levels of excitement from our fellow members.

Moving forward, we hope that we can channel all of this energy into projects that will help make Truman the best place it can be for all returning students and new members of our university. From our upcoming TEDx Conference on Nov. 4 to the establishment of our new Organizational Liaison Program aimed at strengthening connections between Student Government and every organization on campus, we have already embarked upon many large projects and cannot wait to start implementing all of our plans and ideas this coming year. Please visit our website at and like our Facebook page (Truman Student Government) to learn more and stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events and projects!

Additionally, in order to accomplish all of our goals, we need the participation and support of you, our fellow students. If you are interested in getting involved with Student Government, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Keaton Leppanen at We will be releasing more information about fall elections in upcoming weeks, and will also be present at quite a few upcoming campus events, including the Activities Fair on Aug. 29. As always, we are eager to hear from you and cannot wait to see what this year has in store!



Keaton Leppanen & Deanna Schmidt

Student Government President & Vice President