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By Brian Aynardi, GPSA Judiciary Chief Justice
The Graduate and Professional Student Association is currently accepting “Intent to Run” forms for the 2015-2016 academic year. Graduate and professional students interested in running for elected office should submit forms via the provided link on the GPSA homepage by 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2015.
Students seeking elected positions must be currently registered as full-time students at University Park. Elected positions include members of the Executive Board and the Assembly. A complete listing of the current Assembly and the Executive Board members and their responsibilities may be found here. All elected positions are for a one-year term.
“Elected representatives to the GPSA have an opportunity to support, represent, and advocate for graduate and professional students,” said GPSA President Danielle Rhubart, who has been president of the organization since her election last April.
She also noted, “There is no better way to give back to the current and future graduate and professional student body than by being an active elected member of the GPSA. Our current elected members are planning and implementing social and professional development opportunities, collecting and providing feedback on our next health insurance contract, and improving graduate and professional student representation at Penn State, just to name a few endeavors.”
Elections will be held from April 1 (12 a.m.) to April 2 (11:59 p.m.). All graduate and professional students are encouraged to vote for the new Executive Board and Assembly, and may cast their ballots by visiting elections.psu.edu. All questions pertaining to elections should be submitted to the GPSA Judiciary via e-mail.