- College of Arts and Sciences, Global Campus
- Social Sciences (concentrations in Criminal Justice and Human Development)
- Vancouver, Washington
Director legislative affairs and president of Associated Students of WSU Global; chair of the Student Government Council; member of the Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Council; member of the Provost Search Committee; member of the WSU Global Proctoring Committee
Favorite WSU experience
“One of my favorite experiences has been getting to know other passionate student government leaders, and collaborating and working together with them,” says Morgan Atwood. While chair of the system-wide WSU Student Government Council, she says, she strived “to open up cross-campus communication and collaboration between student leaders” and “instilled the values of being “One WSU.” As she and her fellow student leaders from ASWSU and ASWSUTC worked to bring Lauren’s Promise to WSU Global Campus, she says she learned that “we are stronger when we share solutions discovered at one campus with the others.” Lauren’s Promise, written by a WSU professor whose daughter was murdered by a stalker, is a commitment to ending sexual violence; the Promise has gone viral in universities throughout North America.
Atwood says she grew up poor but that her mother taught her to “dream big.” With the world “changing quickly,” Atwood says she is passionate about ending poverty and helping others realize their potential to achieve great things by overcoming disadvantages. Establishing measurable goals and providing emotional support are two key factors that contribute to a person’s or a community’s success, she says. A natural leader, Atwood points out that “leadership isn’t a role so much as it’s a process. It’s a way of empowering others.”