The Executive Branch is headed by the GPSA President, who is elected every Spring. Together with the executive staff, the president advocates for graduate students’ interests at UNM. The president’s duties include:
The executive also consists of six executive standing committees. Standing Committees are permanent committees that perform important GPSA functions, such as administering the grants process, hosting events, and lobbying for student interests in the state legislature. The President may also form ad-hoc committees to address specific issues or take on special projects. These committees are dissolved at the end of the President’s term.
The GPSA Executive Board is composed of the GPSA President, Council Chair, Chief of Staff and all standing committee chairs. The executive board:
To get involved with any Executive Committee, or if you have any questions, please contact the chair(s) listed below.
President: Glenda Lewis, College of Education
Council Chair: Zoila Y. Alvarez, School of Law
Chief of Staff: Mark Narvaez, College of Education
Elections: Jaimie Stephens, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Finance: Bich-Hahn Thi Nguyen, College of Education
Grants: Naga Suresh Kumar Appana, Anderson Schools of Management
Lobby: David Medrano, School of Public Administration
Student Support & Advocacy (SS+A): James Kaminski, School of Public Administration
Graduate Health: Alexandra Cervantes, School of Medicine & Tristen Adams, School of Medicine
* All colleges at the University may be represented on the Executive Board, including the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy; and the Schools of Architecture & Planning, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Public Administration, and Public Health. Additional members from colleges and schools not represented on the Board may be appointed by the Council.