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GPSC elections

The Graduate and Professional Student Council will be holding elections today from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The positions that individuals are running for consist of president, vice president, at large representatives and constituency representatives. Below is information regarding the individuals running for president and vice president and some of their stances stated on the GPSC website. Voting can be done at studentaffairs.arizona.edu/studentelections/index.php. Results will be announced Friday on the GPSC elections page.


President

Isoken Adodo

-Advocate for better healthcare, increased subsidies for childcare and an increase in travel grants budget, would also work to regularly take graduate and professional students to the state Capitol so that they can stay vocal on bills

-Increase the accessibility of GPSC by creating a position that is responsible for increasing student engagement in addition to creating a space for graduate and professional students to connect, study and engage in research

-Make GPSC accountable by making the operations and budget of GPSC transparent to all graduate and professional students

Sarah Netherton

-Work to create a healthier campus by creating an environment where students are safe, they only work the contract dictated work weeks for GAs, TAs and RAs, good health insurance and access to quality physical and mental health services on campus

Justin Ostrowski

-Advocacy for graduate student issues, such as healthcare and access to childcare

-Will also advocate for transparency and student input in regards to student fee and state budget cuts

-Advocacy will also extend to  graduate student employees a receiving a living wage, job stability and expansion of employment opportunities


Vice President

Jill Augustine

-Continue to promote the health and wellbeing of graduate students by advocating for better health insurance

-Increase access to resources for networking and career development opportunities

-Improve the communication among graduate students within different colleges

Mariia Khorosheva

-Maintain successful relationships with UA students and organizations

-To help students with financial matters by looking at how university fees can be decreased.

Jasmine Sears

-Facilitate communication and interaction between students and faculty/administrators to ensure that student interests are taken into consideration at all levels of decision-making

-Draw attention to achievements and events that showcase the importance of graduate and professional students to the university’s core mission

Juhyung Sun

-Collaboration  through engagement of fellow graduate and professional students who are not represented on council, ensuring that tuition is being spent by the university correctly and increasing student involvement in political issues such as education funding

-Continuing to build on relationships with administrators and students that have allowed GPSC to be in its current period of growth

-Commitment to solving the issues of fees, tuition, work hours and essential student services

— Compiled by Ariella Noth

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