Senior, Management major
Lucas Merz has a passion for ethical leadership! Over the past two years, he has served as President of the Kindness Commission, an organization that spreads positivity throughout campus and provides an uplifting atmosphere for students during their daily grind. In addition, he has coordinated sidewalk chalkings with uplifting messages and hand-outs of “encourage-mints.” Striving to get involved and make an impact at Missouri State, Lucas found an avenue as a senator in Student Government Association and as President with the Model United Nations. While COVID-19 brought the Model UN’s regional conference to a virtual setting, Lucas found alternative ways to brighten up the year’s experiences and make them better for his delegation.
Volunteering time for community non-profits is another aspect of Lucas’ ethical leadership. Last summer, he volunteered with the Peace Pantry in Cedar Hill, Missouri, where he was able to help serve those that are struggling financially due to the pandemic. Overall, Lucas believes there are more ways than ever to get involved as a student leader, and hopes to use his voice to empower his peers through positivity.
Congratulations Lucas as we applaud all your contributions!
Interview and spotlight provided by Cole Howerton, student assistant, Office of Public Affairs Support.