As the spring semester ends soon, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) is running the annual election for all the officer positions for the 2015-2016 GSA executive board. The following positions will be vacant: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
What is GSA?
The GSA is composed of all University of Charleston, S.C. graduate students. We participate in major administrative committees, act as an advocate for graduate students, and organize regular academic, social, and cultural events.
Students interested in running for a position should be present at the April 10th meeting to declare their interest in the position and secure a nomination from other student member of the Graduate Student Council. Candidates will require one nomination from the graduate students present at the meeting before being considered for candidacy. Potential candidates should also come prepared to give a brief statement outlining their qualifications for the position of interest.
Elections will be held online the week of April 13th, following official nominations at our final meeting of the semester on April 10th. Candidate bios and photos will be posted on the GSA blog along with the link to the voting form.
Why run for GSA?
- Serve and have positive influence in the graduate student community.
- Gain leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
- Meet fellow students from different disciplines.
Interested in running for a position, but have questions? Feel free to email the current members of the Executive Board with any questions or concerns that you might have. They are more than happy to share their experience and answer your questions about serving GSA. The duties required of each position can also be found in Section 5 and 7 respectively in the GSA Constitution.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our final meeting of the semester!
– Brett, Mimi, Will, and Megan