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REPRESENTATIVES

The Congress shall consist of any and all members of the graduate student body who are in good academic standing. Representatives are voting members who are elected by their departmental/organizational peers or by Director of Graduate Studies each August.

Below is the list of graduate student representatives for the 2017-2018. If your program lacks a representative, it means that this position is available so go for it!


Is your Department or Program currently unrepresented? Simply follow these easy steps:

    1. Contact your Department or Program's Graduate Student Organization or Director of Graduate Studies to confirm that you will represent them to GSC.
    2. Download this information packet.
    3. Fill out the form on the last three pages of the information packet and send it to secretary.uky.gsc@gmail.com
    4. Start attending GSC meetings and Committee Meetings!

Unsure as to why you are not currently "In Good Standing"? Please email secretary.uky.gsc@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.


This list was last updated on the 7th of December 2017.


College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
Department Representative Standing Committee
Agricultural Economics Georgette Owusu In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Animal and Food Sciences Jenna Guinn In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Community and Leadership Tori Summey No Form Submitted Appropriations and Revenue – In Good Standing
Dietetics and Human Nutrition None No representative No representative
Entomology Lauren Fann In Good Standing Appropriations and Revenue – In Good Standing
Family Science Melissa N. Pike In good standing Networking Events – In Good Standing
Forestry None No representative No representative
Horticulture None No representative No representative
Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences (Program) Stuart Lichtenberg In Good Standing Awards – In Good Standing
Plant and Soil Sciences Stuart Lichtenberg In Good Standing Awards – In Good Standing
Plant Pathology Erica Fealko In Good Standing Networking Events – In Good Standing
Retailing and Tourism Management Victoria Hammonds Not Attending; No Committee Affiliation NA

College of Arts and Sciences
Department Representative Standing Committee
Anthropology Aklilu Reda In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program None No representative No representative
Biology, Representative 1 Tom Maigret No Form Submitted Student Issues – In Good Standing
Biology, Representative 2 John Terbot In good standing Communications and Documents – In Good Standing
Chemistry None No representative No representative
Earth & Environmental Sciences Edward Lo In good standing Networking Events – In Good Standing
English Valerie Stevens In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Gender & Women's Studies None No representative No representative
Geography Elisa Sperandio In good standing Student Issues – In Good Standing
Hispanic Studies Raymond Jones In good standing Student Issues – In Good Standing
History None No representative No representative
Linguistics Taha Husain In good standing Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing
Mathematics Aida Maraj In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Modern & Classical Languages – Classics, French, and German, Representative 1 Grant Thomas No Form Submitted Networking Events – In Good Standing
Modern & Classical Languages – Classics, French, and German, Representative 2 Julien Frament No Form Submitted; Not Attending NA
Modern & Classical Languages – Teaching ESL and Teaching World Languages None No representative No representative
Philosophy Lila Wakeman In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Physics and Astronomy None No representative No representative
Political Science William O'Connell In good standing Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing
Psychology -- Clinical None No representative No representative
Psychology -- Experimental None No representative No representative
Sociology Kevin Alejandrez In Good Standing Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing
Statistics None No representative No representative

Gatton College of Business and Economics
Department Representative Standing Committee
Accounting, MS Program None No representative No representative
Business Administration, PhD Program None No representative No representative
Economics, PhD Program Sookti Chaudhary In good standing Networking Events – In Good Standing
Finance, MS Program None No representative No representative
MBA Program None No representative No representative

College of Communication and Information
Department Representative Standing Committee
Communication Kody Frey In good standing Appropriations and Revenue – In Good Standing
Library Science None No representative No representative

College of Dentistry
Department Representative Standing Committee
Dentistry None No representative No representative

College of Design
Department Representative Standing Committee
Architecture None No representative No representative
Historic Preservation None No representative No representative
Interior Design None No representative No representative

College of Education
Department Representative Standing Committee
Curriculum and Instruction None No representative No representative
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling Lisa Dunkley No Form Submitted Appropriations and Revenue – In Good Standing / Student Issues – In Good Standing
Educational Leadership None No representative No representative
Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Sheryl Felecia Means In good standing Appropriations and Revenue – In Good Standing
Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology None No representative No representative
Kinesiology and Health Promotion None No representative No representative
STEM Education Emily Driessen In good standing Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing

College of Engineering
Department Representative Standing Committee
Biomedical Engineering None No representative No representative
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering None No representative No representative
Chemical and Materials Engineering Landon Mott In good standing Awards – In Good Standing
Civil Engineering Tyler Mahoney No Form Submitted; Not Attending NA
Computer Science None No representative
Electrical Engineering William Thompson In good standing Appropriations and Revenue – In Good Standing / Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing
Manufacturing Systems None No representative No representative
Mechanical Engineering None No representative No representative
Mining Engineering None No representative No representative

College of Fine Arts
Department Representative Standing Committee
Art & Visual Studies None No representative No representative
Music Kelsey Loeslie Not Attending NA

Graduate School
Department Representative Standing Committee
Diplomacy and International Commerce (Patterson School) Kelsey Allmon In good standing Networking Events – In Good Standing
Public Administration (Martin School) None No representative No representative
Public Policy (Martin School) None No representative No representative

College of Health Sciences
Department Representative Standing Committee
Clinical Sciences None No representative No representative
Rehabilitation Sciences Alexa Johnson In good standing Awards – In Good Standing

College of Law
Department Representative Standing Committee
JD Students None No representative No representative

College of Medicine
Department Representative Standing Committee
Behavioral Science (Clinical and Translational Science) None No representative No representative
MD Students None No representative No representative
Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (IBS) None No representative No representative
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (IBS) None No representative No representative
Neuroscience (IBS) None No representative No representative
Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Kai Zhang Form missing No representative
Physiology (IBS) None No representative No representative
Radiation Sciences Allison Palmiero No Form Submitted; Not Attending NA
Toxicology and Cancer Biology Diane Begemann In good standing Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing

College of Nursing
Department Representative Standing Committee
Doctorate in Nursing Practices None No representative No representative
Nursing Mary Cho Not Attending Professional Development and Leadership – In Good Standing

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Representative Standing Committee
Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD Taylor Lundy In good standing Awards – In Good Standing / Communications and Document – In Good Standing
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharm. D. None No representative No representative

College of Public Health
Department Representative Standing Committee
Epidemiology and Biostatistics None No representative No representative
Gerontology None No representative No representative
Health Administration None No representative No representative
Public Health Cady Cornell No Form Submitted NA

College of Social Work
Department Representative Standing Committee
Social Work Athena Kheibari In Good Standing Student Issues – In Good Standing

Other Representative Seats
Department Representative Standing Committee
Graduate Diversity Organization Collective None No representative No representative
Postdoctoral Representative Emily Hankosky In good standing Networking Events – In Good Standing
Medical Postdoctoral Representative Stephanie Davis Not attending NA

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