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Graduate Student Senate (GSS)

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. There is no membership fee. All graduate students are eligible and welcome to attend GSS events and run for GSS officer positions.

Contact GSS by emailing the executive board at or by directly emailing a board member.


Meet your 2018-19 GSS Officers!

President: Nathan Brasher, VP of Logistics: Pavle Mamul, VP of Student Engagement Dana Shaaban, VP of Finance Alok Bhargava, Historian Jongkeyong




GSS Spring 2019 Events Calendar

Happy Hour
March 6, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Buffalo Bros.

Graduate Student Forum (Meet with the Chancellor)
March 26, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Tucker Technology Center, 139

Current Constitution (PDF): GSS_Constitution.Updated2015

Platforms from 2016-2017
Rock the Vote

Platforms from 2015-2016
Health Insurance Proposal Committee Report (PDF): 2016.TCU.Committee on Research for Graduate Student Health Insurance

Campus Carry Opinion (PDF): CampusCarryOpinion2015-2016SenateOpinion

2017-18 GSS Officers
President Elizabeth Hood (Business)
Vice President for Logistics Sara Kelms (English)
Vice President for Student Engagement Whitney James (English)
Vice President for Finance Jon Gulbransen (Business)
Historian Annette Wren (English)


2016-17 GSS Officers
President Dan Kamin (Business)
Vice President for Logistics Blake Hill (History)
Vice President for Student Engagement Ashley Hughes (English)
Vice President for Finance Sharif Islam (Mathematics)
Historian Amanda Milian (History)


2015-16 GSS Officers
President Jackie Hoermann (English)
Vice President Jay Jay Stroup (English)
Treasurer Guillermo Patino (Business) / Treasurer Matt Brown (Business)
Secretary Meta Henty (English)


2014-15 GSS Officers
President Jay Jay Stroup (English)
Vice President Amanda Barnett (English)
Treasurer Kyralyssa Hauger (Chemistry)
Secretary Nelli Bodiford (Chemistry)


2013-14 GSS Officers
President Chris Williams (Business)
Vice President Christine Dallao (Business)
Treasurer Mirza Hasan (Chemistry)
Secretary Nelli Bodiford (Chemistry)


2012-13 GSS Officers
Cayce Jones (Communication Studies)
Nishant Maller (Business)
President Kaitlin Phillips (Communication Studies)
Marielle Kahn Weintraub (Psychology)


2011-12 GSS Officers
Matthew Acuff (Business)
Miriam Villanueva (History)
Jordan Ditty (Business)
Marjorie Buckner (Communication Studies)


2010-11 GSS Officers
Keith Altavilla (History)
Megan Smith Gratch (Art History)
Emilee Taylor (English)
Nicole Green (English)