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Graduate Representatives Council

Graduate Representatives Council

Each graduate program is represented by a current (enrolled) graduate or professional student.

The Graduate Representatives Council (GRC) brings a unified voice to graduate students and provides support for graduate student issues and concerns in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (OGSR). In addition, the Dean of OGSR, Dr. Charles De Leone, may seek advice from the GRC regarding graduate student issues that would benefit from the council’s feedback to provide student-driven solutions.


Joining the GRC

We are seeking individuals who are looking to be more involved in CSUSM graduate student affairs and make an impact within the campus community.

 Any current and enrolled graduate or professional (EdD) student who is willing and able to commit to:

  • Enhancing graduate student experience
  • One hour and a half a month for meetings
  • Representing your program in campus-wide discussions

 We know many of you are working professionals, therefore, if you would like to join but cannot fully commit to attending meetings, we offer teleconferencing and Zoom options.

 The benefits are:

  • Direct influence on your experience as a graduate student at CSUSM
  • Networking: Connect with professionals in your field
  • Professional development: Build your resume, leadership experience

Please email your interest directly to

Find Your Program's Student Representative

  • Student Representative List

    • Biological Sciences (MS) - Cedric Lansangan
    • Biotechnology (MBt) - Available
    • Business Administration (MBA) - Stephen Vandereb (Social Media Chair), Kate MacAvery-Colello, Kent Seiders
    • Chemistry (MS) - Tamara El-Hayek
    • Computer Science (MS) - Available
    • Cybersecurity (MS) - Paulo Osuna, Merilyn Stuck
    • Education (MA) - Available
    • Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) - Available
    • History (MA) - Stephanie Williams (Treasurer)
    • Kinesiology (MS) - Alison Gillaspy
    • Literature and Writing (MA) - Ingrid De Moraes
    • Mathematics (MS) - Available
    • Nursing (MSN) - Heather Sierstand, Elena Toda
    • Public Health (MPH) - Marios Potamitis
    • Psychological Science (MA) - Grace Lee (Vice President)
    • Social Work (MSW) - Available
    • Sociological Practice (MA) - James Garcia (President), Claudia Lacher
    • Spanish (MA) - Available
    • Speech-Language Pathology (MS) - Available

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month during the academic year at KEL 3010.

1/27/20 11:30am - 1:00pm
2/10/20 11:30am - 1:00pm
3/09/20 11:30am - 1:00pm
4/13/20 11:30am - 1:00pm

5/11/20 11:30am - 1:00pm


If you have any comments regarding the graduate studies office or your graduate program please submit your comments.

Contact Us:

Please access our community page for recent updates.

GRC Officers:


James Garcia, Sociological Practice

Vice President

Grace Lee, Psychological Science


Stephanie Williams, History



Social Media Chair

Stephen Vandereb, Business Administration