Graduate Student Council

PURPOSE

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) promotes the success of graduate students by taking an active, leadership role in advancing the goals of the graduate student body. Members of the GSC serve as advocates for graduate student concerns and collaborate with various campus partners as they engage in personal and professional development.

 
 

2019 - 2020 Members

Taylor Rigsby 

Chair

Psychology

Arts & Humanities Seat

Christopher Rehm 

Vice Chair

Information Technology

Engineering & Applied Sciences Seat

Amanda Lowe 

Secretary

College Student Personnel

Education Seat

Maily Andraca 

Public Relations Officer

Emergency Management and Homeland Security

At Large Seat

 Charlee Carlton

Health Informatics

Natural & Health Sciences Seat

Grishma Khatri

Psychology 


Arts & Humanities Seat

 Jenny Hoover

Emergency Management and Homeland Security

At Large Seat

 Michele Barraza

College Student Personnel

Education Seat

Sarah Easley

Applied Sociology

Arts & Humanities Seat

Simeon Eseyin

Information Technology

At Large Seat

Stephanie Swatzel

English

Arts & Humanities Seat

Sydne Lorfing

Business Administration

Business Seat

 Ugonma Onuegbu

Information Technology

Engineering & Applied Sciences Seat

 

This council comprises seventeen (17) graduate students. Each college represented at the graduate level will have allocated seats. Currently there are four (4) for the College of Arts & Humanities, two (2) for the College of Business, four (4) for the College of Education, two (2) for the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and two (2) for the College of Natural & Health Sciences. Representation is based on the number of programs offered through each respective college. Three (3) at-large seats will be reserved for other candidates within the nomination pool.  


MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Members of this council are expected to be a graduate student for the academic year (FA and SP semesters);
  • Must attend 2 meetings each month (exact time will be determined at first meeting of the year); 
    These meetings will serve as an opportunity to report information gained from other respective meetings on-campus (e.g., Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, etc.), discuss issues concerning graduate students, and to plan/host events and activities for graduate students. 
  • Will be encouraged to attend other special events hosted by the GSC throughout the year.
  • Within their appointed academic year, the GSC is expected to propose and/or implement a project, process, or initiative that will improve graduate student visibility, access to resources, or help Tech’s overall graduate community. 

 

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and good standing with the university
  • Candidates selected should exemplify true leadership qualities

 

Application Process

Graduate students interested in serving should submit an application packet (resume and statement of intent expressing why they want to be involved with this organization and what they will bring to the GSC should they be selected) to Lyndsay Simpson.  Application materials can be submitted electronically to gradcollege@atu.edu or lsimpson@atu.edu. Candidates may be asked to complete an interview as part of the selection process.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the GSC to Lyndsay Simpson, co-advisor, at lsimpson@atu.edu.