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Graduate Representatives Council

Graduate Representatives Council

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 to improve the grudate student experience at CSUSM. Each graduate program is represented by a current (enrolled) graduate or professional student who updates the board on current news and community interest. 


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.


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


  • 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


Student Representative

If you are interested in being a representative for your program please contact the GRC via email or complete our interest list

  • 2020 Student Representative List

    • Biological Sciences (MS) - Cedric Lansangan
    • Biotechnology (MBt) - Available
    • Business Administration (MBA) - 
    • Chemistry (MS) - Tamara El-Hayek
    • Computer Science (MS) - Available
    • Cybersecurity (MS) - Paulo Osuna, Merilyn Stuck
    • Curriculum and Instruction (MA) - Available 
    • Education Administration (MA) - Available
    • Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) - Available
    • History (MA) - Stephanie Williams 
    • Kinesiology (MS) - Alison Gillaspy
    • Literature and Writing (MA) - Available
    • Mathematics (MS) - Available
    • Multicultural and Multilingual Education (MA) - Available
    • Nursing (MSN) - Heather Sierstand, Elena Toda
    • Public Health (MPH) - Marios Potamitis
    • Psychological Science (MA) - Grace Lee 
    • Reading, Language and Literacy (MA) - Website
    • Social Work (MSW) - Available
    • Sociological Practice (MA) - Claudia Lacher
    • Spanish (MA) - Available
    • Special Education (MA) - Available
    • Speech-Language Pathology (MS) - Available


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We meet the 4th Friday of every month during the academic year via Zoom.

9/25/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm
10/23/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm
11/27/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1/29/21 12:00am - 1:00pm
2/26/21 12:00am - 1:00pm


Contact Us:

Interest List: Please submit our interest list form if you are interested in a position or for any other inquiries. 

Community Page: Please access our community page for recent updates.


GRC Officers:

Alex Gonzalez
Biological Sciences
Vice President
Katie Rodriguez 
Psychological Science
Stephen Vee Vandereb
Business Administration 

 Grad Slam 2021