Nasir Bokhari

Taking the Lead


From his first days on campus, Nasir Bokhari has been the type of student who makes things happen. He joined student government during his first semester as a senator for the College of Business. His first task was tedious: to create bylaws for the organization. After several months of hard work, the new bylaws were unanimously adopted by the student senate.

In his second year on the senate, he was liaison to the Student Organization Advisory Board. He also served as finance chairperson of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and helped organize MSA's largest annual event, the Unity in Diversity Dinner. He’s also active in several non-profit organizations and civic engagement projects, including SEVEN Fund, a global organization aimed at ending global poverty, and MCWS, which organizes projects and programs for Muslim youth. Nasir has also found time to be an active member of the Plymouth Canton chapter of the marketing club DECA. He represented the State of Michigan at the DECA International Career Development Conference in California.

Nasir, winner of both the Branstrom Freshman Prize for Academic Achievement and a UM-Dearborn Dean’s Scholarship, maintains a nearly perfect grade point average while interning at the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding, a think tank that researches domestic and foreign policy.

“It is always great to see a student succeed in their commitments. It is even greater to see them master that success so young,” says Jason Davis, of alumni relations. “Nasir Bokhari is the perfect example of a student who has made the transition to college flawlessly, and is seen as an emerging student leader on the UM-Dearborn campus.”


"Something just feels right, at least to me, whenever you are on the UM-Dearborn campus. From the classes, to the faculty, the friends, the second floor of the UC, the walk between buildings, the Chancellor's pond, the trek up Hubbard Drive to the College of Business, and the organizations you get to be involved with, I have never felt like I was 'wasting' my time on campus. Finding your place is a very rare occurrence. I think I found mine."