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.

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

2019-2020 GSA Calendar

2020 GSA Calendar


Previous Events

Topic: Let’s Chat about Health Insurance
Date: Oct 22, 2020
Meeting Recording:
click here for the recording

Topic: Graduate School Financial Aid Session
Date: Oct 27, 2020
Meeting recording:
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Passcode: 7wuSR#MB
Additional Files: PowerPoint Presentation


Upcoming Events

Game Night – After 5 Social Gathering
Location: Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Building
Date & Time: Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 6PM – 9PM

GSA Game Night 2019

GSA General Meeting Minutes 10/15/2019


Leadership Team

Name: Symone Lawson

Position: President

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: North Carolina


Name: Sreenath Panchagnula

Position: Vice President

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: Hyderabad, India


Name: Chelsea Florence

Position: Secretary

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: Atlanta, Georgia


Name: Jinsol Kong

Position: Treasurer

Major: English Language & Literature

From: Gimpo, South Korea


Name: Maqueba Massey

Position: Parliamentarian

Major: Entrepreneurship

From: Nashville, Tennessee


Name: Nya Buom

Position: Coordinator of Membership Development

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: South Sudan


GSA Email:



Ms. Deborah Washington

Graduate Dean

Dr. Preselfannie W. McDaniels