The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is the official representative body for graduate students at Texas Christian University, providing professional and financial support as well as open forums for discussing issues, events, and other matters pertinent to graduate students.
Share your GSS experiences on social media with #TCUGSS.
Spring 2017 Events
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Tucker 139
Thursday, March 23, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, BLUU Chambers (3rd floor)
Graduate Student Appreciation Week, March 27-31, 2017
Note: Dates and times of some events subject to change. Check webpage periodically for updates.
GSAW Promo Tri-fold (PDF): GSAW_2017_Trifold
Fall 2016 Events
Tuesday, September 6, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Lizard Lounge (1st floor, Library)
Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Lizard Lounge (1st floor, Library)
GSS Happy Hours
Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Rahr Brewery (701 Galveston Ave)
Thursday, November 3, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Rock the Vote (location TBA)
Dinner and Conversation: A Spotlight on the TCU Graduate Student Experience, hosted by the TCU Koehler Center
Wednesday, October 5, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tucker 139
Football Tailgate, co-sponsored with MBA program, Neeley School of Business
Saturday, October 29, time TBA
TCU vs. Texas Tech
Save the date! Graduate Student Appreciation Week will be March 27-31, 2017.
Fall 2016 Calendar of Events (PDF): GSS Fall Events 2016
Did you miss the GSS Dinner and Conversation Event in October? You can still be a Graduate Representative. Send us your contact info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner & Conversation flyer (PDF): GSS.DinnerConvoFlyer
To be a student in a recognized TCU Graduate Program. No membership dues/fees are required.
GSS OrgSync requires a free account using your TCU login / password.
Contact GSS by emailing the executive board at email@example.com or by directly emailing a board member.
President: Dan Kamin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan is in TCU’s full-time MBA program with a concentration in Finance. He is a Bob Bolen Leadership Scholar (2015-2017 school years), Vice President of the MBA Capital Markets Club, Graduate Career Center – Career Ambassador, Member of the 2016 MBA Gala Planning Committee, and a member of the 2015-16 Graduate Student Senate Social Committee. Originally from Wisconsin, Dan’s financial career has included servicing mutual funds for a firm in Boston, MA, banking in Hawaii, and, most recently, a summer MBA internship for Bank of America in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys watching TCU football, traveling, running and fantasy football.
Vice President for Logistics: Blake Hill, email@example.com
My name is Blake Hill, and I am serving as the VP of logistics for the year. I hold a BA in History from Wofford College and a MA in History from Queen’s University Belfast. I’m currently a fourth year doctoral candidate in history, where I study the American Civil War and American South. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a 2016 ambassador for TCU’s Global Outlooks Institute, a program for graduate students that studies global education and academic administration. I am an avid reader and HUGE J. R. R. Tolkien fan, and I enjoy sports and being outdoors, as well as a wide array of board and card games. As a member of the GSS council, I look forward to getting to know and working with the many graduate students at TCU and hope that we may become a closer and more involved group on campus.
Vice President for Finance: Sharif Islam, firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in a rural village in Comilla, Bangladesh. I received my bachelor B.Sc (honours) and M.Sc in Mathematics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I joined the graduate program in Mathematics at TCU in Fall-2011. I am a doctoral student in Mathematics working on my dissertation under the supervision of Professor Ken Richardson. Besides Mathematics, I am interested in world history, playing cricket and watching soccer (Fan of Latin artistic football). I served as founding secretary and the elected president of Ekushey Debating Club, Amar Ekushey Hall, at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Vice President for Student Engagement: Ashley Hughes, email@example.com
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Rhetoric and Composition program. My research interests include writing processes and disability studies, two areas that brought me to Victoria, Canada this summer to study accessibility in digital environments at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. In the past few years, I’ve served as a program assistant for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, performed assessment for Radford University’s English department, and worked as a first-year writing instructor for Virginia Tech and will continue this work at TCU in the fall. My experiences thus far have shown me that graduate students comprise a small yet important portion of the TCU population, and increasing our visibility on campus will help ensure that our voices are heard. By coming together as a community, we can continue to improve our graduate student experience.
Historian: Amanda Milian, firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but I have lived around Fort Worth, TX for most of my life. I am in my sixth year of graduate school and a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department. My research on American foodways and culture is interdisciplinary and has taken me as far as Oxford, England, to present at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. I also work as an assistant archivist at the Tarrant County Archives in Downtown Fort Worth. In my spare time, I tend my vegetable garden, make jewelry, and participate in the occasional 5K.
Adviser: Ken Richardson, Ph.D., email@example.com
Professor Ken Richardson has taught in the Department of Mathematics at TCU since 1993 and is currently the director of the graduate program in this department. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1993 and does research in differential geometry and global analysis, fields somewhat related to questions in quantum field theory and string theory from physics. He does research with collaborators at TCU and with professors at other universities in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey, and South Korea. Dr. Richardson enjoys teaching undergrads and graduate students in diverse mathematics courses at TCU and has served as the faculty advisor of the Graduate Student Senate since 2010.