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. An asterisk signifies that the attendance requirement was met by a proxy.

Spring 2015 GPC Attendance
Fall 2015 GPC Attendance
Spring 2016 GPC Attendance

Fall 2016 General Assembly Meeting Attendance

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


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