University of Missouri


General Assembly

The Graduate Professional Council General Assembly (GA) consists of Representatives from each Represented Area on campus, where a Represented Area is defined as any department, division, college or school with graduate or professional students. The GPC GA Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, during the Fall and Spring semesters, in Leadership Auditorium of the MU Student Center from 6-8 pm.

Representatives are elected or appointed by the graduate or professional student organization within each Represented Area. If no such organization exists, a Representative may also be appointed by the Represented Area’s faculty leadership. Once a Representative has been selected, the Representative should email the GPC Secretary to be added the GPC email distribution list and the GPC Vice President to sign up for an internal and external committee.

For a Represented Area to remain in “good standing” with GPC, a Representative for the Represented Area, or a proxy, must attend the majority (at least 3 of 4) of GPC General Assembly Meetings each semester. It is the responsibility of each Represented Area to appoint a graduate or professional student to the GA and to make sure their Representative attends GA Meetings and signs in on the attendance sheet each meeting. To see if your Represented Area is in “good standing” please see the Good Standing page.

Individuals within represented areas in “good standing” are eligible for 100% of travel grant funding; all others can only receive up to 50% of the maximum.  Graduate and professional student groups that are located “wholly within” a Represented Area that is not in “good standing” are ineligible to receive GPC Group Funding.

Below are the Representatives and Liaisons serving in the Graduate Professional Council General Assembly.  The attendance reported below was determined by signatures on each meeting’s attendance log.

Spring 2016 GPC Attendance
Fall 2016 GPC Attendance
Spring 2017 GPC Attendance

Spring 2017 General Assembly Meeting Attendance

Represented Area Name Internal External February March April May
Accountancy (2) Vacant
Agricultural & Applied Economics Ben Brown  x  x  x  x
Agricultural Education & Leadership Elissa Hendren  x  x  x  x
Animal Sciences Madison Hennessy  x  x  x
Anthropology Vacant
Art Billy George  x  x  x  x
Art History & Archaeology Emily Prosch  x  x  x  x
Biochemistry Rebekah Holtsclaw  x  x x  x
Biological Engineering Chris Glover  x  x  x  x
Biological Sciences Edward Ramirez  x  x  x  x
Biomedical Sciences Vacant
Business Administration (3) Michael Logan
Career & Technical Education Vacant
Chemical Engineering Vacant
Chemistry Jesse Wyatt  x  x  x  x
Civil & Environmental Engineering Chiquian Zhang  x  x
Classical Studies Samuel Brakebill  x  x  x  x
Communication Josh Bramlett  x  x  x  x
Communication Science & Disorders Hannah Kinder  x  x  x
Computer Science (2) Kristofferson Culmer  x  x  x  x
Curriculum & Instruction Vacant
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Courtney Chendler
Dispute Resolution Vacant
Economics David You  x
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (4) Laura Browning  x  x
Educational, School & Counseling Psychology (4) Allison Walsh
June Preast  x  x  x
Electrical and Computer Engineering (2) William Wills  x  x  x  x
Tushar Nakini  x  x  x
English Drew Anudei  x  x  x  x
Exercise Physiology Thomas Jurrissen  x  x  x
Food Science Fouad Alsammarrie  x x
Geography Daniel Quintanilla  x  x  x
Genetics Area Program Vacant  x
Geological Sciences Stuart Kenderes  x  x
German & Russian Studies Kristin Torres
Health Administration (2) Athena Bouras  x  x  x  x
Hemanth Modaduga  x  x
Health Informatics & Bioinformatics Sidharth Sen  x  x  x  x
History Japheth Knapp  x  x  x  x
Human Development & Family Studies Samantha Jones  x  x  x  x
Human Environmental Sciences Vacant
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Vacant
Information Science & Learning Technologies (4) Erin Niedergerger  x  x  x
Journalism (3) Calli Breil  x
Joseph Moore  x  x  x  x
Rokeshia Ashley  x  x  x  x
Law School (4) Grace Shennell  x  x
Courtney Law  x  x
Michael Leahy  x
Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum (4) Chris Austin  x  x  x
Nurir Rohmah  x  x  x
Oona Fontanella-Hothom  x  x  x  x
Hai Nguyen  x  x
Mathematics Adelaide Akers  x
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2) Michael Reihn  x  x  x  x
Ryan Hines  x  x  x  x
Medical School (4) Benjamin Vega  x  x
Jamie Phelps  x  x  x
Nathan Beckett  x
Christopher Lee  x
Medical Pharmacology & Physiology Joel Robinett  x  x  x
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Matthew Burch  x  x  x
Music Anna Provo
Natural Resources (2) Rachel Owen  x  x
Neuroscience Hailong Song  x  x  x
Nuclear Engineering Vacant
Nursing (3) Tipparat Udmuangpia  x  x x  x
Occupational Therapy Caroline Thompson
Pathobiology Area Program Kaleb Sellers  x  x  x
Personal Financial Planning Dalisha Herring  x  x  x  x
Philosophy Alek Willsey  x  x  x  x
Physical Therapy (2) Trey Axala  x  x
Joshua Karnowski  x  x  x
Physics and Astronomy Edward Pluhar  x  x  x  x
Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences Joe LaRose  x  x  x  x
Political Science Nicholas Brothers  x  x  x  x
Psychological Sciences Brigid Marriott  x  x  x
Public Affairs (2) Cristal Hamilton  x  x  x
Corbin Beastrom
Public Health (2) Vacant
Religious Studies Vacant
Romance Languages Daniel Higgins  x
Rural Sociology Stephanie Link  x x  x
Sociology Doug Valentine  x  x  x
Social Work (3) Vacant
Special Education Mary Decker  x
Statistics (2) Vacant
Textile & Apparel Management Lida Aflatoony  x  x  x  x
Theatre Kate Busselle  x  x  x  x
College of Veterinary Medicine (5) Zoe Koestel  x
Rhiannon Koehler
Whitney Collins  x
Johanna Klein  x
Rachel Harris  x
At-Large (15) Eric Scott  x  x  x  x
Dawn Van Scoik
Rachel Navarro
Nkem Okoye  x  x  x  x
Blake Willoughby  x  x  x  x
Jo Smiley  x  x  x  x
Aaron Sullivan  x


Represented Area Name Internal External February March April May
Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) Vacant
Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students (ABGPS) Ela-Sita Carpenter  x  x  x
Cultural Association of India (CAI) Vacant
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Vacant
Latino/a Graduate and Professional Network (LGPN) Aaron Arredondo  x  x
Medical Student Affairs Council (MSAC) Vacant
Student Bar Association (SBA) Vacant  x
Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) Vacant  x
University of Missouri Postdoctoral Association (MUPA) Vacant
Missouri Students Association (MSA) Vacant  x  x