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GSA Executive Board

The individuals serving on the GSA Executive Board, the advisor and the GA to the GSA

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President of GSA, 2020-2021, Maruf Hoque (Ph.D. Program: Translational Biology/Medicine and Health)

As the chief executive officer of the GSA, the President communicates on the behalf of all GSA Members to University administrators, faculty, staff, undergraduate students, the Blacksburg community, and other external bodies.

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Vice President and Director of Legislative Affairs of GSA, 2020-2021, Awad Abdelhalim (Ph.D. Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering/Engineering)

The Vice President and Director of Legislative Affairs is the chief administrative officer of the GSA, and also the chief advisor to the President and the Executive Board especially in matters of University governance. 

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Director of Programs of GSA, 2020-2021, Martina Syvantek (Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program)

The Director of Programs is the chief operating officer for all programs,  defined as participation-based services and events that require long term planning and budgeting. 

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Director of Finance and Treasurer of GSA, 2020-2021, Tahsin Chowdhury (Ph.D. Program: Engineering Education, College of Engineering)

The Director of Finance and Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the GSA. The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial matters within the GSA.

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Director of Communications and Secretary of the GSA, 2020-2021, Sharon Flynn Stidham (Ph.D. Program: Instructional Design and Technology, School of Education)

The Director of Communications and Secretary is the chief communications officer of the GSA. The Director of Communications is responsible for all official communications originating from the GSA.

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Director of Events for GSA, 2020-2021, June Ann Jones (Ph.D. Program: Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought)

The Director of Events is the chief operating officer for all GSA Events, defined as attendance-based events and services that further the GSA Mission. 

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Monika Gibson, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services, Advisor to the GSA

Our advisor and trusted partner, Monika Gibson is responsible for the development, implementation, management and assessment of programs and services that support the academic and professional development of graduate students and improve their quality of life.

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Dryden Epstein, GA to the GSA, 2020-2021

The graduate assistant to the GSA supports the officers of the executive board in their efforts to serve the entire graduate student community at Virginia Tech.

The Executive Board of the GSA is vested with executive power by the Assembly to ensure the effective operation of the GSA. They are collectively responsible for the effective operation of the GSA and for fulfilling the purpose, function, and mission of the GSA. They are responsible for managing the various Programs and Events, for managing the GSA funds, for scheduling and running the General Assembly Meetings, and for collecting information on and representing the needs and concerns of the graduate and professional students at Virginia Tech to the University administration.