GSA 2017 Elections

The election for 2017-2018 GSA Executive Committee officers will occur on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Current List of Candidates for Executive Committee positions 

(listed in order of accepted nomination)


Tatiana Zavodny

Mark Derdzinski

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Vladimir Jovanovic

Madhura Som

Vice President of External Affairs

Kimberly McCabe

Vice President of Financial Affairs

Vice President of Student & Campus Affairs

Melissa Vipperman-Cohen

Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Affairs

Raul Herrera

Below is a summary of pertinent info and important dates regarding the election. Please see the GSA Elections Bylaws for additional information and check this page for updates during the elections proceedings. Contact the Elections Committee ( with any questions.  

Date of Election: GSA elections for Executive Committee positions will occur during Council Meeting #11 on Monday, April 10, 2017 starting at 6pm in the Price Center Forum (4th floor, Price Center East).

Nominations: Nomination for an Executive Committee position open on Monday, March 13, 2017 and close before voting for each position on election night (April 10, 2017). Any graduate student may run for Executive Committee position(s), but the student must be nominated by a current GSA representative or officer. Elected students are elect-in-training during Spring quarter 2017, and assume responsibilities of elected office on July 1, 2017.

Information about positions: A description of each Executive Committee position and current officer contact information is available on the GSA website. Current Executive Committee members will briefly present about their offices during Council Meeting #10 on Monday, March 13, 2017. Additionally, there will be an Elections Mixer on Friday, March 24, 2017 starting at 5pm in the Philip Vera Cruz Room of the old Student Center.

Platforms and Public Endorsements: A candidate for the Executive Committee has the option to submit a platform to the Elections Committee by Friday, March 31, 2017. Lists of current candidates and any submitted platforms will be posted (in order of accepted nomination) on the GSA website and distributed to the graduate community. Any Public Endorsements for a candidate must be submitted to the Elections Committee by Friday, April 3, 2017.

Thank you for your time and involvement in the graduate community!

GSA 2017 Elections Committee