GPSA Committees are responsible for carrying out much of the day-to-day work of GPSA, since they can consider business in more detail than is possible in a single monthly meeting. Any graduate student is eligible to join a GPSA Committee and students can join as many committees as they want. Committees are always looking for new members and they are a great way to get involved!
Committee Chair: Amir Gilmore
The Budget Committee is tasked with the responsibility to review and assess the GPSA budget, expenditures and affiliate (registered student organizations) funding proposals. The committee is also responsible for preparing the budget presentation for the S&A fee committee.
Community Affairs Committee
Committee Chair: Tiffany Alvarez
The Community Affairs Committee is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with the WSU graduate and professional student community. The committee serves as a link between graduate and professional student registered student organizations across campus to help improve communication and increase collaboration. The Community Affairs Committee will also focus on campus and community outreach and work together on events to build stronger ties throughout the GPSA community at WSU.
Graduate Grants Committee
Committee Chair: Motahare AthariBoroujeny
The Graduate Grants & Scholarship Committee reviews graduate student travel and registration grant applications and awards funding three times a year (each semester and summer).
Internal Affairs Committee
Committee Chair: Sanaz Jarolmasjed
The Internal Affairs Committee is responsible for addressing all GPSA related concerns and the long-term needs of graduate and professional students. The committee is also responsible for preparing, reviewing and suggesting revisions of the Constitution and Bylaws to the Senate and Executive Board. The Internal Affairs Committee also evaluates the need for graduate and professional student childcare and conducts the general election of GPSA executive officers and senators during spring semester.
Legislative Affairs Committee
Committee Chair: Josh Munroe
The Legislative Affairs Committee ensures that WSU graduate and professional students are in the minds of decision makers on a University, local, state and federal level and assists in the communication process. The committee will assist and participate in Coug Day at the Capitol, Call Congress Day(s), voter awareness efforts, and monitoring legislation that may affect graduate and professional students at WSU.
Committee Chair: Brittany Wood
The Programming Committee is responsible for organizing non-academic events for graduate and professional students. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing and awarding TA, RA, GA, graduate student instructor, and advisor awards. The committee is also tasked with planning and organizing the spring Excellence Award luncheon, where GPSA recognizes excellence award winners and Wiley Research Expo winners.
Professional Grants Committee
Committee Chair: Motahare AthariBoroujeny
The Professional Student Travel Grant Committee reviews professional student travel and registration grant applications and awards funding three times a year (each semester and summer).
Professional Development Committee
Committee Chair: Jennifer Johnson
The Professional Development Committee aims to improve the academic environment at WSU by planning events and workshops that address specific needs of graduate and professional students. The committee will also work on matters pertaining to the academic and professional development needs of graduate and professional students at WSU.
Strategic Planning & Scholarship Committee
Committee Chairs: Jing Sun
Overview: The GPSA Strategic Planning and Research Expo Committee assists in developing and implementing and strategic plan and planning and implementing the annual spring semester GPSA Research Exposition.
University Affairs Committee
Committee Chair: David Silva
The University Affairs Committee is responsible for addressing issues pertaining to the health insurance plan for graduate and professional students. The Committee also considers concerns such as housing, safety, transportation, recreation and other issues pertaining to graduate and professional student well-being. The committee is responsible for educating the Senate and GPSA constituents related to health care and university policies that impact graduate and professional students.