Election Results for 2021-22
My name is Dylan Turner. I am a student finishing my master’s degree in Ethics and Applied Philosophy and will be starting the PhD program in Geography here at UNC Charlotte in the fall. I am running for the office of president because I am eager to serve graduate students here at UNCC. As a Graduate Life Fellow and president of the graduate student organization, The Philosophical Union, I have been in the fortunate position to meet and connect with students as a leader within our graduate community, and I hope to continue such work as GPSG president. I would be an enthusiastic advocate for graduate students. I intend to listen to my fellow students to learn what their needs are so that I can best represent them in public spaces and in meetings with administrators.
I love people, serving others, and academia. The Vice-President position provides a unique platform for me to contribute to the graduate program at UNCC and serve as a representative for graduate and professional students. In conjunction with the other elected members of the board and committees, I will work on improving the graduate experience by fostering cordial interaction amongst the different disciplines, cultures, and nationalities represented under the student body.
I am Timi, a Nigerian in my second year of my doctoral studies at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I am currently running for the position of GPSG treasurer. If elected: I will be committed to improving the existing fund application processes to support other graduate organizations and to ensure more students are given aid to attend conferences and journal presentations. While I strongly believe in a balanced budget, I also believe that the organization should ensure that graduate students and organizations are supported appropriately, according to the laws. I will make sure every student is well informed on the funding requirements. Reasons for non-selection will also be communicated effectively. I will also work on gathering a strong financial committee made up of members who are committed to the goals of GPSG and helping graduate students to live a successful and well-rounded life. Inclusion will also be a priority for me, my financial committee members will be diverse: different cultural and academic backgrounds, this will help generate fresh ideas. Finally, I will collaborate with the different senators to see how the treasury office can better help their respective organizations.
The Elections Act (2017) states that the election of the GPSG President, Vice President, and Treasurer take place each April. All enrolled graduate and professional students at UNC Charlotte are eligible to vote online for their representatives at vote.uncc.edu during the week of April 5th - 8th
The Elections Act (2017) states that the election of the GPSG President, Vice President, and Treasurer take place each April. All enrolled graduate and professional students at UNC Charlotte are eligible to vote online for their representatives at vote.uncc.edu during the specified window.
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The President shall be empowered to call and conduct Senate meetings, represent GPSG at University functions, speak and act on behalf of the graduate and professional students, appoint graduate students to openings on University committees and to initiate and oversee any business or programs necessary to fulfill the purposes of GPSG, so long as it is not inconsistent with the Constitution or By-Laws. The President shall maintain a handbook with information pertinent to their duties and responsibilities as President.
The Vice President shall have all the powers of the President at any time, for however long, the President is incapable of fulfilling the duties of that office. They shall be the Chair of the Research Fair Committee and an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee. They shall supervise all matters of public relations, including but not limited to chairing focus groups, contacting the media, and planning special events. They shall maintain a handbook with information pertinent to their duties and responsibilities as Vice President.
The Treasurer shall be empowered to represent the GPSG on the Student Activities Fees Commission and as Chair of the Finance Committee, oversee the annual budget to requisition funds, keep all financial records, and to conduct affairs of GPSG consistent with the Treasury Laws of the Student Activities Fees Commission statutes. They shall maintain a handbook with information pertinent to their duties and responsibilities as Treasurer.
Please see the GPSG By-Laws for more information regarding these positions.