Graduate Student Association

Our mission is to provide graduate leadership, functioning as a community of scholars in which teaching, research, and service are instrumental keys in strengthening and guiding our futures. The Graduate Student Association maintains a commitment to provide the means for a responsible and effective graduate student enrichment experience.

While the Graduate Student Association utilizes the University's historical, cultural, human and physical resources to enhance professionalism, the GSA serves as a liaison between culturally and academically diverse graduate students and exists as a pillar of support for the graduate student environment.

GSA Leadership Team

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to network with other graduate students, universities, corporations, community service groups and foundations
  • Exchange of scholarly ideas and goals with graduate students of similar interests and backgrounds
  • Become an advocate for the graduate student body that focuses on issues and concerns of graduate and professional students

Latest GSA Announcements

General Body Meetings
Location and Time Vary

Upcoming Events

Leadership Team

Name: Kenneth Newsome

Position: President

Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

From: Chicago, IL












Name: Symone Lawson

Position: Vice President

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: North Carolina 


Name: Md Imran Sarker

Position: Secretary

Major: Computer Science

From: Bangladesh


Name:Maqueba Massey

Position: Parliamentarian

Major: Entrepreneurship 

From: Nashville,TN

Email :

Name: Nicole Betson

Position: Director Membership Development

Major: Environmental Science

From : Belize

Email :



Ms. Deborah Washington,

Graduate Dean

Dr. Preselfannie W. McDaniels, Interim