Graduate Student Senate
The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is the official voice of UNH graduate student body, including UNH Durham, UNH Manchester and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. All graduate students have the right and responsibility to participate in this shared governance; by nature of our constitution, all UNH graduate students are members of the GSS. The GSS serves as a bridge between the graduate student body and those who make decisions that impact graduate students. We regularly communicate with administrators including the President Dean, Provost Jones, and the Graduate School Deans.
Fall 2022 Meeting Schedule
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm via Zoom
- September 2, 16, 30
- October 14, 28
- November 4, 18
- December 2
Zoom Meeting ID: 948 4767 9473
The Graduate Student Senate is committed to advocating for graduate student well-being. This academic year, we will work towards solutions on issues surrounding health care, graduate assistantship stipends, and housing. We set our agenda based on student needs, so we need to hear from you! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts and concerns.
2022 - 2023 Graduate Student Senate
|Executive Committee:||UNH Law (2):||CEPS Senators (3):|
|President: Caroline Kanaskie||Ryan Garrette||Diana Swanson|
|Vice President: Karla Oñate Melecio||Gera Adomako||Elizabeth Mamros|
|External Relations Officer: Christian Merheb||UNH Manchester (1):||Vacant|
|Community Coordinator: Stephanie Harvey||Sonal Rathod||CHHS Senators (4):|
|Communications Officer: Josh Trombley||Graduate School Senator (1):||Eileen Murphy|
|Financial Affairs Officer: Jo Field||Vacant||Jacob McGinnis|
|International Student Senator (1):||COLA Senators (3):||Bilal Chaudhry|
|Justine Nwanakwere||Riley Espat||Vacant|
|Graduate Student Housing Senator (1):||Vacant||Paul College Senators (2):|
|Oliva Burton (appointed)||Vacant||MD Mohiuddin|
|UNH Online Senator (1):||COLSA Senator (1):||Vacant|
|Abby Mills||David Heit|
The UNH Graduate Student Senate (GSS) was founded in 2011 as the official representative body of UNH graduate students. For several decades prior to the creation of the GSS and its representative structure, the interests of graduate students at UNH were represented by the Graduate Student Organization (GSO).
On April 18, 2011, UNH President Mark Huddleston signed the first copy of the GSS Constitution and Bylaws.