Graduate Student Association

317 Memorial Union, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2339

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Members and Officers

2014 – 2015 Executive Council Officers

President Lindsay McLennan
Past-President Devon Swanson
Vice President Matt Luby
Treasurer Jac
Secretary Hyejung Lim
Webmaster Aseel Eid


2014 – 2015 Senators

Biological Sciences Ashley Marranzino
Biological Sciences
Business Administration (MBA) Serei Eng
Chemistry Lindsay McLennan
Chemistry Matt Porter
Communication Studies Jacquie Britto
College Student Personnel Lizette Zajko
Education Rachel Naylor
English Meghan Fair
English Beth Leonardo
Graduate School of Library & Information Studies Ariel Dagan
Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Program
Natural Resources Science Rebecca Trueman
Kinesiology Jessica McKinstry
Ocean Engineering Emily Pietrzak
Oceanography Courtney Schmidt
Pharmaceutical Sciences Joanna Chang
Pharmaceutical Sciences James Ye
Physics Ben Young
Special Education Sofie Ausfresser

2014 – 2015 Committees

Graduate Student Association:

Budget & Finance Committee Jessica McKinstry
Community Service Committee Jacquie Britto, Rachel Naylor, Sofie Ausfresser, Jessica McKinstry
Bylaws & Constituion Committee Ashley Marranzino


Graduate Council Scott Martin, Ben Young
Kyle Scully
Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual
Teaching Effectiveness Serei Eng
Council for Graduate Research Rebecca Trueman
President’s Commission on the Status of Women at URI Miriam Dash
Athletics Advisory Board Miriam Dash
Library Committee Ariel Dagan
Honors Program and Visiting Scholars
Academics Standards and Calendar
Learning Outcomes Assessment Oversign Committee
Student Rights and Responsibility Jhoset Burgos
Teaching Effectiveness  Serei Eng
Technology Innovation Ariel Dagan

Senate Meetings

Upcoming Senate Meetings for SPRING 2013 semester: ( The following Mondays from 12 pm- 2 pm)

LAST MEETING OF THE SEMESTER Mon. 5/6/13 12 PM Memorial Union RM. 300 Senate Chambers

If you're interested in becoming a department senator, please send a message to any of the officers or simply attend a meeting of the GSA. Department senators that attend two meetings in a semester get a $75 stipend as well.

Quick Links

Senate Meeting Minutes 11-14-12

Senate Meeting Agenda 12-12-12

Are you a senator who has missed a Senate meeting due to unavoidable circumstances? You can fill out a missed meeting form to make up for your absence. Contact a GSA officer for more details. Make-up meeting form

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