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The Senate is GPSG’s legislative body and is overseen by the Senior Vice President of GPSG. This forum seeks to discuss and reach consensus about graduate/professional student issues, and also to award funds for events and travel. Consistent Senate attendance enables each department/program to receive an end-of-year monetary allocation for its own social events.

All students and members of the public are invited to attend the monthly meetings. Email Elena Vidrascu, the 2022-2023 Senior VP, with any questions or concerns.

Meeting Times (unless otherwise indicated)
Date: 1st Tuesday of every month, September through April (in January and April, the meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday).
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Zoom


Summer President Pro Tempore – Zachary Boyce 

Duties of the President Pro Tempore:

  1. The President Pro Tempore shall serve on the Hearing Committee
  2. The President Pro Tempore shall also serve as an Ex Officio member of the following committees:
    1. The Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor;
    2. The Student Fee Audit Committee;
    3. The GPSG Oversight and Advocacy Committee; and
    4. The Future of the GPSG Committee
  3. The President Pro Tempore shall be the presiding member of the Senate when the Senior Vice President is absent, or when the Senior Vice President designates the President Pro Tempore to be the presiding member.
  4. The President Pro Tempore shall keep a list of speakers during Senate meetings to facilitate the recognition of said speakers.

Senate Committees

All legislation, minutes, and archival information can be found at the GPSG archives

Appropriations

Name Department Email
Ishan Phadke (Chair) Economics iphadke@live.unc.edu
Emili Anderson Pharmacy emili@live.unc.edu
Zoe Dilles Information and Library Science zdilles@unc.edu
Glory Dan-Dukor Biological and Biomedical Sciences glory_dan-dukor@med.unc.edu
Emmanuel Saint-Phard Health Behavior esaintp@email.unc.edu

Rules and Judiciary

Name Department Email
Zachary Boyce (Chair) Law zacrboy@email.unc.edu
Marcela Abrego Public Health Leadership mrabrego@email.unc.edu
J Ehlinger Political Science j92@live.unc.edu
Manuel Galvan Psychology mjgalvan@unc.edu
Shea Ricketts Pathology rikashea@email.unc.edu

Travel Awards

Name Department Email
Berkley Wood (Chair) Environmental Sciences and Engineering berkleyw@live.unc.edu
Jackson Cacioppo Chemistry cacioppo@live.unc.edu
Lauren Caton Maternal and Child Health lcaton@unc.edu
Nicolas Moloci Health Policy and Management nmoloci@email.unc.edu
Audrey Pereira Public Policy pereiraa@email.unc.edu

SoGAPS

Name Department Email
Andrew Murphy (Chair) Information and Library Science atm212@email.unc.edu
Jesse French Media and Journalism french21@email.unc.edu
Cheryl Hooks Nursing hooksc@live.unc.edu
Claire Brito Klein Psychology clairebk@email.unc.edu
Joseph Moscoso Physics and Astronomy jomo101@email.unc.edu

Finance

Name Department Email
Joshua Bakita (Chair) Computer Science  jbakita@cs.unc.edu
Jamie Andrews Public Administration bandrews@unc.edu
Martin Arhin Medicine martin_arhin@med.unc.edu
Teebok Choe Advanced Dental Education tchoe@email.unc.edu
Toria Mullen Economics ttmullen@live.unc.edu

Oversight and Accountability

Name Department Email
Devon Maloney Geography dvm@live.unc.edu
Jasmine Johnson Education johnsonjasmine674@unc.edu
Ben Lasley Public Administration bjames1@ad.unc.edu
John Miller Religious Studies johnlmil@live.unc.edu
Preston Siegler Biological and Biomedical Sciences psiegler@unc.edu

Senate Minutes and Documents

Senate Meetings and Passed Legislation can be found in our GPSG Archives under The Legislative Branch. All archives folders are public.