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 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  

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Our History

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

Past senators and officers serving on the GSS