Megan Pratt, of Chatham, is a senior elementary education major at Illinois State University. As a freshman, Pratt lived on the Leadership and Service floor and was inspired by her resident assistant (RA) to get involved with Leadership and Community Connections. Since then, Pratt has been involved with Alternative Breaks, Club AB, and LeaderShape, and serves on the executive board for Leaders of Social Change and as a facilitator for Camp Lead.

For Pratt, being involved with the Dean of Students Office has helped her grow and develop as a leader on campus. She has learned about different types of leadership styles and has identified what type of leader she is: “As a leader I like to be on the front line and hands on. I like to make sure everyone has a say and I enjoy collaborative group effort in the decision-making process.”

Pratt’s desire to include everyone even extends to new and incoming students to Illinois State. Pratt encourages first-time students to step outside of their comfort zone and get involved. By getting involved with the Dean of Students Office, Pratt has gained tremendous experiences and made some great friendships.

For more information on how to get involved, call the Dean of Students Office at (309) 438-2008.