The Graduate Student Advisory Council (“GSAC”) is comprised of graduate student representatives from each degree program. GSAC meets monthly during Fall and Spring semesters to address issues of concern to graduate students, plan activities, and make recommendations to the Graduate School, program directors, and the Graduate Educational Policy Committee.  GSAC members also serve on Graduate School appeal committees and Honor Council.  Additionally, each academic year, one member of GSAC is elected to serve on the University Council.

Executive Committee:

Role Name Program Email
Chair Daniel Pelzel International Commerce & Policy
Vice Chair Brandon Hansen International Commerce & Policy

Council Members:

Name Program Email
Brittany Busby Physician’s Assistant
Christian Yoder Arts & Entertainment Administration
Joey Gaudy Analytics & Modeling
Lisa Hartline Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Hannah Schaub Business Administration
Jessica Petri School Psychology
Jordin Billings English Studies & Communication
Julian Torres Sports Administration
Justine Knox Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Misty Hatch Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Ndricim Xhemajli International Economic & Finance
Shayne Barron Cyber Security
Vimala Kondru Analytics & Modeling

GSAC members are nominated by their Graduate Academic Advisers. If you are interested in participating on GSAC for the next term, please reach out to your academic adviser.

If your unit on campus can benefit from input from GSAC members, please contact Stephanie Kinkade, Assistant Director of Student Services, by email at or by phone at 219.464.5313.