Driven, organized, and outgoing are a few adjectives that the future Miss Dillard University of the 2006-2007 school year, Dianna Green, used to describe herself. The 20 year old pre-medicine/ biology major from Chicago, Ill. has won the race and is now preparing for her reign.
Because Green has been so active in the Student Government Association, serving as SGA at-large (2003-2004), on-campus representative (2004 – 2005), and vice president (2004 -2005), many students expected her to run for SGA president for the next school year, not for Miss Dillard. But Green said she turned down the SGA nomination because she wanted to try something new. “I wanted a position more refreshing to me; so I chose something that surprised both me and my peers,” said Green. She also added that running for Miss Dillard would allow her to use her leadership skills in an entirely different manner.
Since running for Miss Dillard was a surprising decision, some may wonder how she prepared. Green said it was simple, “My campaigning started three years ago when I arrived on Dillard University’s campus and decided that this was the place for me.” She
added that preparation for any leadership position should be reflected in one’s everyday attitude and personal skills.
Throughout the three years that Green has been at Dillard, she has been involved in almost every aspect of campus life. She is in the Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society and the Pre-Medicine Club. Green has been a New Student Orientation Leader and is currently a Student Ambassador. Community involvement has also been an extremely important part of her stay at Dillard, which is reflected in her platform for becoming Miss Dillard University.
”I plan to bring Dillard University’s community service realm to a completely new level,” said Green when describing her plans for the school and its community. Green said she doesn’t want students to see community service as just a part of graduation requirements. She said, “I would rather them consider it (community service) a rewarding and fun activity that not only helps those they serve, but also helps them as a person.”
Green does not have any events planned yet, but she said she keeps an entire journal of prospective projects and events that she wants to do for next year.
She said that she knows that she will be faced with many challenges returning to campus after Katrina. However, Green said, “All I can do is keep looking forward and see what God has in store for me and my Dillard family.”