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Committees

While each Senator in GSS is responsible for primarily advocating

on behalf of their departments, SGA Senators also participate in one

of the eight standing committees.  Please see the descriptions below.

 

 

I. Academic Affairs

 

Focuses on issues that affect graduate students in terms of their academic missions and goals, such as exam preparation week, the language test for international graduate assistants, etc.  The committee also selects the Outstanding Graduate Students for the academic year.  

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 Committee Chair: Sai Kiran Reddy Maryada

sai.maryada@ou.edu

 gssacademic@ou.edu

 

II. Development & Philanthropy

 

Provides assistance, services, fundraising, grant writing, and leadership of a service project within the Graduate Student Senate.

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Committee Chair:  David Morrison

davidmorrison@ou.edu

 

III. External Affairs

 

Confronts problems of wages, health insurance, facility access rights, and the relationship of graduate students to their departments and the university community.

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Committee Chair: Sam Mentzer

megan.mentzer@ou.edu

 

IV. Internal Affairs

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Helps manage the Graduate Student Senate's relationship with other SGA branches, works on the Senate's bylaws, and oversees the Senate's internal policies and procedures.

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Committee Chair: Jordan Norris

j.norris9785@ou.edu

 

V. International Student Affairs

 

Addresses all matters concerning international Graduate Students, strive to improve the relationship between GSS, international Graduate Students and other groups, organizations and/or departments, always promoting a positive student experience.

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Committee Chair: Feyi Babayemi

feyi.babayemi@ou.edu

 

VI. Public Relations

 

Oversees advertising for events related to the Graduate Student Senate, as well as general advertising for the Senate.

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Committe Chair: Elizabeth Cox

escox@ou.edu

gsspr@ou.edu

 

VII. Sustainability

 

Focuses on identifying policies and practices of the University, state, nation, and worldwide that promote the most efficient and responsible use of resources. Recommends and coordinates sustainability initiatives to the University community that promote environmental sustainability on campus.

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Committee Chair: Kayaresh Karami

kayarash@ou.edu

 

VIII. Way and Means

 

Manages both the Research and Creative Activities Grants and the Conference and Travel Grants allocation process as well as serving in an oversight role for the SGA budgetary process.

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Committee Chair: Lexi Walton

acwalton@ou.edu

gsswam@ou.edu

 

 

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