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Graduate Student Board

The Graduate Student Board for 2017-2018

*Aparna Bharati

*Keith Feldman

*Paige Rodeghero

*Jian Yang

*Qiyu Zhi

Current Board Members:

*Salvador Aguinaga

*Arturo Argueta

*Kenton Murray

*Aastha Nigam

*Rachael Purta

The graduate student board is a department service organization composed of five senior graduate students.  The board plays an important role in sustaining a positive community by welcoming new students and engaging continuing students in department events.  Participation in the board is a good opportunity for senior students to round out their resume so that it includes each of the professional dimensions of teaching, research, and service.

The board has the following duties:

  • Plan a social event for all graduate students each spring and fall. 
  • Assist in welcoming prospective students in the spring and newly enrolled graduate students in the fall.
  • Meet with the DGS as needed to communicate concerns relating to graduate student life.

A new board is selected each year as follows:

  • Nominations for the board will be solicited from the students and faculty.  Self nominations are encouraged.
  • If there are more than five nominees, a run-off election will be held.
  • Eligible board members are 2nd-year (or greater) students
  • Board members shall serve from August to August of each year.