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Officers and Committees

2016-2017 Executive Committee

If you have questions about the Graduate Student Council, interested in joining any of the committees, or have some great ideas you would like to share with us, drop us an email at egsc@k-state.edu. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the committee chair.

Tucker JonesTucker JonesPresidentPh.D. in Psychology
Derek LawsonDerek LawsonPresident-ElectPh.D. in Personal Financial Planning
Morgan BialasMorgan BialasSecretaryMaster's in Marriage and Family Therapy
Elliott DennisElliott DennisTreasurerPh.D. in Agricultural Economics

Graduate Student Council Committees


This committee is chaired by the treasurer and consists of members who volunteer to serve.

Hyung Hwa Oh

Kelsey Peterson
Brandon Jones

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognitions is a standing committee within the GSC. The committee works together to recognize graduate students for their achievements.

Aaron Entringer

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Committee is part of the Graduate School Council seeking to provide student support and services, engage students through events and activities and enhance student growth and development. We provide programming through social events and offer activities geared for improving the well-being of all graduate students. 

Kelsey Peterson and Camila Haselwood

Daniel Brecht-Haddad
Alexander Wimmer
Carolyn Jones
Allison Stratton

International Graduate Student Affairs

This committee is responsible for considering issues related to international graduate students and consists of members who volunteer to serve.

Gagan Gandhi

Professional Development

GSC strives to provide informational meetings, workshops and forums that enhance the professional development of graduate students. The council promotes interdisciplinary activities to enrich graduate students' education beyond their own disciplines. The council also sends out information on various seminars held across campus every week to the council members, to be shared with their graduate student groups.

Amanda Martens and Miranda Cook


Jana Thomas
Gagan Gandhi
Raghavender Siramdas
Karthik Sajith Babu

Research Forums

This committee is primarily responsible for organizing and promoting graduate and undergraduate research through the K-State Research Forum, Research and the State and the Capitol Graduate Research Summit.

Matthew Hunter Stanfield


Manzamasso Hodjo
Md Rakibul Mowla
Nicholas Neumann
Jason Gaumer
Jacob Lamb
Kent Connell

University Representative Committees

Health Insurance

This committee works to identify health insurance needs of domestic and international graduate students.

Evelyn Stratmoen

Union Governing Board

For more information, see the website.

Cody O'Brien


One graduate student represents the GSC on a committee formed by the K-State Libraries to discuss how the K-State Libraries can better serve students, faculty and staff.

Hayden Murphey

Women of K-State

Women of K-State is an initiative that coordinates the efforts for the recruitment, retention and advancement of the women of K-State. The mission is to create a structure and support system that helps K-State provide a superlative environment for the growth and advancement of all women.

Heather Love

State Relations 

Chaired by the Governmental Relations Director, this committee is comprised of campus community interest group representatives, such as the Faculty Senate president, SGA leadership or representatives, a GSC representative, deans from the colleges, and other administrative members of the President's Cabinet. The committee meets weekly in the spring to hear an update of the happenings in the Kansas Legislature and of those items of interest to K-State and higher education.

Sam Emerson


This committee meets periodically throughout the academic year to help steer lobbying and general activities to connect K-State to the State and Federal governments. The committee is made up of the Governmental Relations office, representatives from the SGA (the president, head of the senate, and the governmental relations committee chair), the Classified Senate and Faculty Senate. Duties mainly consist of attending the meetings and representing the Graduate Student Council and relaying back requests for information or participation. There is a lot of opportunity for networking as they hold meetings with other student leaders in the fall, and commonly make one or two trips to the state legislature in the spring. Trips to the Federal level are taken by the Governmental Relations office but are discussed before hand to establish any particular approaches that should be taken to help higher education as a whole and K-State in particular.

Philip Freda


Graduate Student Senators
  • Abigail Atchinson
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Sam "Trent" McGee
  • Andrew Crowder
  • Michael Reichenberger
  • Vladimir Karimov