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Division of Graduate Studies

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.

Graduate Student Association

2021 - 2022 GSA E-Board

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

Previous Events

Fall 2021 New Graduate Student Online Orientation
Date: August 19, 2021

Social Event: Fall 2021 Campus Scavenger Hunt
Date: August 27, 2021
Click here for photos

General GSA Meeting
Location: In-Person: Room TBA / Virtual: Zoom Link
Date & Time: Thursday, September 16th, 2021  |  5:00 pm  6:00 pm

GSA General Meeting Agenda Thursday, September 16, 2021

Leadership Team

Name: Sreenath Panchagnula

Position: President

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: Hyderabad, India









Name: Deepak Vadlamudi

Position: Vice President

Major: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDSE)

From: Vijayawada, India








Name: Lauren Corby

Position: Secretary / Parliamentarian

Major: Environmental Science

From: Dorsey, Illinois









Name: Jenney Ainsworth

Position: Treasurer

Major: Accounting

From: New Orleans, Louisiana


Name: Vacant

Position: Coordinator of Membership Development

Major: Vacant

From: Vacant









Name: Symone Lawson

Position: Student Advisor

Major: Clinical Psychology

From: North Carolina


GSA Email:


Staff Advisor

Ms. Deborah Washington

Graduate Dean

Dr. Preselfannie W. McDaniels

Important Dates

Keep up-to-date with all important dates for the current semester at Jackson State University. If you have any questions about the information listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you further.

Division of Graduate Studies


Division of Graduate Studies
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Division of Graduate Studies
Jackson State University
P.O. Box 17095
Jackson, MS  39217

Phone: 601.979.2455