Master Plan Committee member: Matt Cooper

1.      Name:

Matt Cooper

2.      What is your current employment? Are you a student?

UNT;

Yes- graduate student

3.      What collegiate degree(s) have you attained and/or what degree(s) are you pursuing?

Attained: BS, MBA

Pursuing: MS (Accounting)

4.      Any long term career goals?

The business of higher education

5.      How were you able to have the opportunity of being a part of the Master Plan Committee?

President of Graduate Student Council

6.      What is the most rewarding aspect about working as a member of the Committee? How do you think it will benefit your career path in the long run?

The opportunity to shape a long-term legacy that will be a part of the University for generations to come.

It is beneficial to take part in policy and budget discussions.

7.      How has your past/current education and employment prepared you as a member?

As a primary advocate for 9,027 graduate students, I bring input from diverse student interests and demographics.

8.      What are your overall goals for the Master Plan Project as a member of the Committee?

To help create a Union that will be flexible enough to serve student interests long into the future.

9.      What individual skills do you believe are necessary to be a part of such a team?

Long-term focus, ability to analyze tradeoffs, and communication.

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