Graduate Student Association

Graduate Student Association - Communication - LogoThe Graduate Student Association (GSA) of the Department of Communication is recognized as a professional student organization by the Dean of Students Office that works to:

  • Represent graduate student interests, especially their educational and career goals.
  • Collaborate with department faculty, staff, and alumni to promote and support excellence in graduate teaching, research, service and learning.

The constitution and bylaws (PDF) that govern our organization are accessible via this web page. Also, minutes of our meetings are available for our student membership and other parties interested in the happenings of the GSA.

GSA officers elected for the 2022-2023 academic year are:

President Allsion Lucas (Organizational communication, sustainable business & entrepreneurship, and urban sustainability)

Vice-President -- Khairul Islam (crisis communication involving public health, organizations, and role of media)

Secretary -- Najma Akhther (Health risk and crisis communication with a focus on mental health and message effects)
Treasurer -- Meagan Winkelseth (Rhetorical and critical approaches to dementia communication and public memory)

Colloquium Director -- Madelaine Coffman  (music communication, educational practices, and human health and wellbeing)

International Student Liaison -- Muhammad Aminul Islam

Master's Student Rep -- Carrie Lezotte

Please feel free to contact any of the GSA officers if you have any questions or are interested in contributing to the efforts of the GSA.