Office of External Affairs

My name is McKenna Warcken and I am in my third year studying Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering. I’m involved in a bunch of NDSU Clubs like Women’s Rugby and Society of Women Engineers. I am also in the process of making a club for women in STEM classes and majors. My goal in my position of Assistant Commissioner ExA and NDSU’s NDSA Head Delegate is to make sure that our students’ voices are being heard when making decisions about legislation that would directly affect our students and our learning.


The Executive Commissioner of External Affairs works to develop relationships with state officials and policymakers to improve higher education at NDSU. The commission assists in writing legislation and stays informed about various issues. The commissioner also attends State Board of Higher Education and Interim Higher Education Funding Committee meetings to stay informed on information regarding the North Dakota University System and will testify on NDSU’s behalf when needed. The executive also organizes NDSU's involvement in the North Dakota Student Association (NDSA) by being the head delegate. 

Clara's Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM-12:00PM
Friday: 1:00PM-2:00PM

McKenna's Office Hours:
Monday: 11:30AM-12:45PM
Wednesday: 2:15PM-4:30PM
Thursday: 10:00AM-11:30AM 

Commission Meetings:

ExA Commission Minutes

If you have interest in joining ExA commission please contact Clara or McKenna using the information below.

Contact Information

Clara Counts, Executive Commissioner of External Affairs
McKenna Warcken, Assistant Executive Commissioner of External Affairs


Please contact Clara or McKenna with any student concerns or questions about external affairs.  

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