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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. Wesley Schultz, may seek advice from the GRC regarding graduate student issues that would benefit from the council’s feedback to provide student-driven solutions.

Student Representatives

  • Biological Sciences (MS) - Stephanie Neal
  • Biotechnology (MBt) - Vinita Wadhwa
  • Business Administration (MBA) - Available
  • Computer Science (MS) - Available
  • Cybersecurity (MS) - Available
  • Education (MA) - Available
  • Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) - Available
  • History (MA) - Available
  • Kinesiology (MS) - Available
  • Literature and Writing (MA) - Thomas Bricke, Elizabeth Roush
  • Mathematics (MS) - Chris Higley
  • Nursing (MSN) - Available
  • Public Health (MPH) - Available
  • Psychological Science (MA) - Available
  • Social Work (MSW) - Available
  • Sociological Practice (MA) - Available
  • Spanish (MA) - Available
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MS) - Nicole Dawson

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 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


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

Meeting Schedule

Fall 2018

Date Location Time
9/14/18 SBSB 3219 12:30p-1:30p
10/12/18 SBSB 3219 12:30p-1:30p
11/9/18 SBSB 3219 12:30p-1:30p
12/14/18 SBSB 3219 12:30p-1:30p

Spring 2019

Date Location Time
2/8/19 SBSB 3219  12:30p-1:30p
3/8/19 SBSB 3219  12:30p-1:30p
4/12/19 SBSB 3219  12:30p-1:30p
5/10/19 SBSB 3219  12:30p-1:30p

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