DPSS Student Advisory Board kicks off 2018-19 school year

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) Student Advisory Board welcomed four new and two returning members at its first meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The DPSS Student Advisory Board facilitates and enhances communication between U-M students and DPSS. Student advisory board members play an important role in identifying campus safety concerns and providing feedback on ways to remedy those concerns.

Senior Elizabeth Fakhoury returned as the chair of the DPSS Student Advisory Board. Senior Paige Wiersema returned for her second term on the board.

“I’m really proud of the positive things that have come out of the partnership between the Student Advisory Board and DPSS,” Fakhoury said. “The DPSS mobile app and Facebook page have been important steps in making safety resources more available to students.”

New members on the Board include junior Stephen Bonesteel, sophomores Morgan Bergstrom and Sumaya Tabbah and freshman Minori Suzuki.

“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Student Advisory Board. I think it’s important to be able to foster a dialogue between students and DPSS,” said Bergstrom.

DPSS is still accepting applications for the Student Advisory Board. Interested students who are in good standing with the university can apply on the DPSS website. The board term runs through May 2019.