Senate Committees

2021-2022 Senate Committees

 

GPSS Committee membership is restricted to sitting Senators and Executives only. 

 

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee handles/reviews GPSS sponsored awards, such as the Margaret Ellen White faculty award in mentorship, the GPSS Research/Teaching/Leadership awards and the Wakonse Fellowship through CELT. Members of this committee will manage rubrics, score applications, and select finalists. If you are interested in joining the Awards Committee, please contact gpsspresident@iastate.edu.

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Chelsea Iennerella-Servantez (Chair)gpsspresident@iastate.edu
  
  
  

Rules Committee

The Rules Committee prescribes all general and special rules of procedure necessary for the orderly consideration of Senate business. The Committee meets whenever new legislation is submitted to the vice President to be brought to the Senate, and will not typically meet more than once a month. If you are interested in joining the Rules Committee, please contact gpssvicepres@iastate.edu.

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Rachel Sorensen (Chair)gpssvicepres@iastate.edu
  

Finance Committee

The finance committee normally meet once a semester to make decisions on the allocation applications, which could be $1000 a year for each student organization. In the meeting of spring semester, we also discuss about the budget of the next fiscal year. If you are interested in joining the Finance Committee, please contact gpsstreasurer@iastate.edu.

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Zakayo Kazibwegpsstreasurer@iastate.edu
  
  

Social Committee

The Social Committee assists with planning and executing GPSS-affiliated social events, including the Fall and Spring Socials. If you are interested in joining the Social Committee, please contact gpssvicepres@iastate.edu.

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Rachel Sorensen (Chair)gpssvicepres@iastate.edu
  

GPSRC Committee

The GPSRC Committee assists the GPSRC Chair in organizing and executing the annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference. This Committee is most active as the Research Conference approaches. If you are interested in joining the GPSRC Committee, please contact gpssconfchair@iastate.edu.

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TBDgpssconfchair@iastate.edu
  
  

Election and Operation Committee

The Election and Operations Committee has several responsbilities for ensuring the proper functioning of GPSS, including ensuring that all positions are filled, supervising elections of the Executive Council, and updating the GPSS website. If you are interested in joining the Election and Operation Committee, please contact gpsscio@iastate.edu.

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Kate Alucard (Chair)gpsssio@iastate.edu
  
  

University Relations and Legislative Affairs Committee

The URLA Committee handles questions regarding public and university policy on graduate and professional students, advocates on behalf of graduate and professional students to local, state, and federal officials, and recruits students to fill vacancies on University Committees. If you are interested in joining the University Relations Committee, please contact gpssseo@iastate.edu.

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Carrie Ann Johnson (Chair) 
  
  
  

Marketing and Public Relation Committee

The Marketing and Public Relations Committee creates marketing for the GPSRC, maintains the GPSS social media, and increased communications regarding GPSS and their constituents. If you are interested in joining the Marketing and Public Relation Committee, please contact gpssconfchair@iastate.edu and/or gpsscio@iastate.edu.

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Kate Alucard (Co-Chair)gpsssio@iastate.edu
TBDgpssconfchair@iastate.edu
Ellie Field (Social Media Chair) 

GPSS Special Committee on Graduate and Professional Student Wellness

This special committee was formed on September 3rd, 2019 under Senate Order F19-04 to address the needs of graduate and professional students with regards to all aspects of wellness. Inquiries, suggestions, and/or concerns should be directed to the committee chair, Senator Madelyne Losby, at mmlosby@iastate.edu.

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Abigail Boydgpsswellness@iastate.edu 
  
  

Special Committee for the LAS College

This special committee was formed to increase communication and feedback between Senators of the LAS College and members of the LAS Administration (notably, Dean Leslie Hogben). This committee is tasked with developing strategies that address the concerns of 22 GPSS as related to LAS graduate and professional students. It was formed on September 28th, 2020 by Senate Order F20-07.

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