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Graduate Student Senate                                                                                      GSS


Graduate Program

Current Senator(s)

Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences Bonnie Ann Cantrell
Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical SciencesPhill Munson, Alex Thompson and Diana Lea Gerrard
ChemistryJoseph Campbell, Kevin Fischer and Sarah Cleary
Community Development and Applied EconomicsSean Morris
CounselingBrian Tobin
Environment and Natural Resources Kenna Rewcastle and Tatiana Gladkikh
Higher Education and Student Affairs AdministrationCarly Bidner
Interdisciplinary Studies in EducationDuy Nguyen
Materials Science Bharat Poudel
MathmaticsDavid Dewhurst
Mechanical Engineering Ahmad El-Achwah
NeuroscienceMatthew McCabe
Physical TherapyNick Franssen and Katrina Kunker
Plant BiologyAayudh Das
Public AdministrationJackie Gillen
Special EducationKyung Choi
Sustainable Inovation MBARebecca Miller

If you do not see your program listed and/or would like to become a senator, please Contact Us.

Committee Representatives

Graduate Student Sentate

Finance Committee

Oversees the finances of GSS and processes applications for Graduate College Mini Grants. Comprised of the GSS Treasurer and 2 senators.
Member:Jesse Cases-Villablanca, Diana Gerrard and Xinwri (Sherry) Wang

Student Affairs Committee

Responsible for documenting and providing guidance for grievances and concerns affecting graduate students that are submitted to the Graduate Student Senate.
Members: Michelle DiPinto, Carly Bidner, Mahafuza Aktar

Board of Trustees

Budget, Finance, & Investment Committee

Oversees the development of strategic long-range institutional financial plan and related plan objectives.
Members: Joseph Campbell, Michelle DiPinto

Audit Committee

Responsible for the quality and integrity of the University’s financial statements.
Members: Phil Munson

Educational Policy & Institutional Resources Committee

Oversees the development and status of programmatic and resource use plans and related plan objectives.
Members: Leslie Sepaniac, Jessica Bocanegra

Faculty Senate

Cirricular Affairs Committee

Responsible long-range planning of majors, minors, and other academic standards for undergraduate and graduate students.
Members: Camille Marcotte

Educational and Research Technologies Committee

Responsible for the development and implementation of educational and research technologies and the review of related policies and procedures.
Members: Sarah Cleary

Financial & Physical Planning Committee

Responsible of physical resources for the institution and issues related to the formulation of the University Budget.
Members: Carly Bidner

Research, Scholarship, & the Creative Arts Committee

Responsible for research, scholarly work, and the creative arts at the University. Serves as a liaison between the Faculty Senate and the administration of support of research and the creative arts and advancing knowledge and communication.
Members: Jessica Sheehe

Student Affairs Committee

Responsible for issues related to student affairs, effects on the educational process, and academic climate of the University.
Members: Carly Bidner


Our Common Ground Committee

Recommends members of the UVM community to the President for Our Common Ground Award.
Members: Michelle DiPinto, Mahafuza Aktar

Student Trustee Search Committee

Responsible for selecting a student representative (undergraduate, graduate, or medical) to sit on the Board of Trustees. The selected Student Trustee is a full voting member of the Board.

Traffic Board of Appeals

Reviews appeals from students, faculty, staff, and visitors who have received parking tickets and/or have been towed for violations of the UVM parking rules and regulations.
Members: Phill Munson

UVM Transportation and Parking Services Advisory Committee (TAPSAC)

Responsible for the management of both the Campus Area Transportation System (CATS) and the University parking programs.
Members: Kevin Fischer

Career Center Committee, SRC Committee

Members: Michelle DiPinto

Executives Committee, IBB Steering, Honorary Degree Advisory

Members: Michelle DiPinto

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