The GPSG Executive Committee (ExComm) is made up entirely of graduate and professional students. It consists of:
- Three elected officers– President, Vice President, Treasurer
- Five appointed officers – Diversity Officer, Awards Officer, Benefits Officer, Sustainability Officer, Health & Wellness Officer
- Two hired staff members (SAA appointments) – Communications Coordinator, Community Development Coordinator
If you are a current IUB graduate or professional student interested in serving on ExComm, visit the Apply section our website where 2018-2019 GPSG Executive Committee and Staff position openings are listed.
2018-2019 Executive Committee:
President: Ken Guerra – Law
The President acts as the official liaison between IU’s administration, student body, student organizations and the GPSG. The President also oversees the functioning of the GPSG, and serves on the GPSG Executive Committee.
Vice President: Donté Miller – Education
The Vice President represents the GPSG to the university at large and fulfills the duties of the President when they are temporarily unable to perform them and to ensure the Constitution and Bylaws are followed. It is also the Vice President’s duty to conduct the annual Assembly Audit.
Treasurer: Adrian Paneto – Neuroscience
The Treasurer maintains the GPSG’s financial records, prepares the annual budget for review by the Assembly, provides financial updates to the Assembly, requests disbursement of funds as required, works with the Awards Officer to ensure the timely execution of the Awards process, and performs other duties requested by the Executive Committee.
Diversity Officer: Louis va der Elst – Intelligent Systems Engineering
The Diversity Officer acts as a medium of communication between IUSA, BGSA, LGSA, ISA, other graduate student organizations and GPSG. The Diversity Officer also serves as a member of the External Relations committee.
Awards Officer: Cory Chew – Psychology & Brain Studies
The Awards Officer oversees the awarding GPSG Travel and Research Grants. This involves working with GPSG accounts manager, the GPSG Excomm, and the Awards Committee.
Benefits Officer: Beas Bhattacharya – Intelligent Systems Engineering
Sustainability Officer: Stuart Nissenbaum – SPEA
The Sustainability Officer addresses issues related to sustainability within the GPSG and campus communities. Examples of issues addressed are recycling, transportation, carbon emissions and sustainable growth.
Health & Wellness Officer: Kate Selivanovitch – Chemistry
The Health and Wellness Officer is responsible for recruiting members for the Health & Wellness committee along with representing GPSG on committees relevant to issues on health and wellness. Additionally, the Health & Wellness Officer maintains communications with the IU Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Culture of Care, all the while updating the Assembly on initiatives related to health and wellness, when requested.
Communications Coordinator: Julia Cawthra – Counseling & Education Psychology
The Communications Coordinator facilitates committees, representatives, and student communication. The Communications Coordinator also resolves student concerns, prepares the assembly agenda, and ensures all are properly informed and organized.
Community Development Coordinator: Rick Brewer – History & Library Science
The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for community building. Working with the programming committee, the Community Development Coordinator plans the parties, activities, and events that matter to graduate and professional students.