Shared Governance: Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Updated September 2019

CHARGE

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student organization representing all graduate students at Gallaudet University. Their purpose is to work for the well-being of all graduate students, including representing the interests of graduate students (e.g., promote academic excellence, provide a forum for the expression of opinion by graduate students, organize events, provide relevant trainings and professional development, facilitate communications and joint activities among Graduate School departments, and to promote the graduate school culture).

AUTHORITY

This Committee has the following authority:

  • Advises the faculty, deans, provost, and president through participation on the Faculty Senate, University Budget Committee, and other standing ad hoc committees.
  • Reports to the Board of Trustees at three annual meetings.
  • Manages organization’s budget/ authorizes expenditures. 

MEMBERSHIP:

ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE MEMBERS OF GRADUATE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION.

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

Name Title / Role
Greg Bland  President
Kendell Bisson-Davis Vice President
Tasha Hanley Secretary
Olufemi Ige  Treasurer
Catherine O'Brien Faculty Advisor