Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Chase Greenfield is MSUB's Student Engagement Coordinator since August 2018, however, he had served as Student Regent for the Montana University System before being hired on at MSUB.
Fun fact: When Chase was approached about being hired as Student Engagement Coordinator, he was at a laundromat in Italy.
Chase, originally from California, studied Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Montana. During the interview, Chase spoke about how the most difficult aspects of getting his degree were not only centered within classes, he gave his personal examples of Epistemology and Literary Criticism, but how in the first year you can be surrounded by people but still feel lonely, a sentiment many students may be able to sympathize with.
Chase's job entails different aspects throughout the university. Chase works very closely with the Student Organizations on campus, often being the one-stop-shop for the different aspects of creating, running, or financing a Student Organization. Mr. Greenfield helps student organizations operate by giving advice on how to arrange travel, work with a budget, and creating workshops.
Chase also works with multiple different campus events, not only as Student Engagement Coordinator but as the staff advisor for the Student Activities Board. Chase puts together the Jacket Journal, the email students receive with events and opportunities on campus.
Mr. Greenfield states that his favorite part of his job is the little moments he gets to experience with the students, he had spoke about how members of SAB had found a minion costume and were having fun, all while having the brightest of smiles on his face.
Outside of the office, Chase is still working towards unique goals such as self-teaching Ancient Greek in order to read Plato in his original form. He also teaches and participates in Axe Throwing in his spare time and is currently ranked #9 in Billings.
Chase is passionate about his job and the student body. When asked to give the students of MSUB some advice, he said, "slow down and enjoy the moment, because this doesn't last forever."