Office of External Affairs
The Executive Commissioner of External Affairs works to develop relationships with state officials and policymakers. He or she uses these relationships to advocate for policy to improve higher education at NDSU. 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 plans and provides transportation for NDSU delegates attending the monthly North Dakota Student Association (NDSA) meetings. He or she is the head delegate at these meetings and will create legislation and testify on NDSU’s behalf. The commission assists in writing legislation and stays informed about various issues.
Jacob Dailey, Executive Commissioner of External Affairs
Please contact Jacob with any student concerns or questions about external affairs.
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About the External Affairs Executive Commissioner
Hometown: Canton, Kansas
Major: Agricultural Systems Management and Agricultural Education
Favorite Hobby: In the extremely rare event that I do have any amount of free time, I like to work with leather - carving, stamping, embossing, etc. But usually I spend my free time catching up with friends around campus.
Fun Fact: I refer to the northern food 'hotdish' as casserole and am constantly mocked because of it.
Favorite Thing About NDSU: The people here make it feel like home.
Why you chose NDSU: The size of campus and the affordability and quality of the education attracted me, but the feeling of family made me stay.
Why you are in Student Government: I joined SG as a student senator quickly after coming to NDSU. I was looking for a way to get involved and meet people on campus. I found exactly that and so much more.
Organizations: Agriculture Systems Management Club, Agriculture Week Coalition, Farmhouse Fraternity, and Agriculture Future of America.