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

Fall 2017 General Assembly Meeting Attendance

Represented Area Name Internal External September October November December
Accountancy (2) Greg O’Brien  X
Agricultural & Applied Economics Lan Tran  X X
Agricultural Education & Leadership Elissa Hoyt
Animal Sciences Colwayne Morris
Anthropology Vacant
Art Nathan Hall  X
Ancient Mediterranean Studies Kristine Mallinson  X  X
Biochemistry Catherine Omosule  X
Biological Engineering Chris Glover  X  X
Biological Sciences Benton Berigan  X  X
Biomedical Sciences Vacant
Business Administration (3) Alexander Jackson  X  X
Career & Technical Education Vacant
Chemical Engineering Vacant
Chemistry Jesse Wyatt  X  X
Civil & Environmental Engineering Vacant
Classical Studies
Communication Josh Bramlett  X  X
Communication Science & Disorders Laura Reans
Computer Science (2) Kristofferson Culmer  X
Curriculum & Instruction Vacant
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Courtney Chendler
Dispute Resolution Vacant
Economics David You
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (4) Laura Browning  X
Jonathon Sun
Brandon Wolak  X
Educational, School & Counseling Psychology (4) Jonathan Hammons  X
Alexandra Moore  X
Electrical and Computer Engineering (2) Anup Kumar Mishra
Tushar Nakini  X  X
English Rebecca Pelky  X  X
Exercise Physiology Thomas Jurrissen  X  X
Food Science Fouad Alsammarrie X
Geography Daniel Quintanilla  X
Genetics Area Program Vacant
Geological Sciences Elizabeth Gammel  X X
German & Russian Studies Kristin Torres
Health Administration (2) Athena Bouras  X  X
Olivia M. Meyer  X  X
Health Informatics & Bioinformatics Zainab Al-Taie  X
History  X
Human Development & Family Studies Samantha Jones  X X
Human Environmental Sciences Vacant
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Xiao nan Yang
Information Science & Learning Technologies (4) Erin Niedergerger X  X
Journalism (3) Calli Breil
Joseph Moore
Ayleen Cabas  X
Law School (4) Coutrney Lauer
Michael Leahy
Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum (4) Chris Austin  X X
Mathematics Adelaide Akers
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (2) Michael Reihn  X  X
Taher Hajilounezhad  X
Medical School (4) Vacant
Claire Spradlink  X
Nathan Beckett  X  X
Christopher Lee  X  X
Medical Pharmacology & Physiology Patricia Snarski  X  X
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Matthew Burch  X X
Music Anna Provo
Natural Resources (2) Rachel Owen  X  X
Michael Borucke  X
Neuroscience Hailong Song  X  X
Nuclear Engineering Vacant
Nursing (3) Tipparat Udmuangpia  X  X
Occupational Therapy Lucy Vollmer
Pathobiology Area Program Kaleb Sellers  X  X
Personal Financial Planning Dalisha Herring  X
Philosophy Aaron Sullivan  X  X
Physical Therapy (2) Trey Ayola
Joshua Karnowski  X
Physics and Astronomy Alec Pickett  X  X
Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences Adama Tukuli  X
Political Science Nicholas Brothers  X  X
Psychological Sciences Eryn Adams  X  X
Public Affairs (2) Cristal Hamilton  X  X
Kendal Lowrey  X  X
Public Health (2) Vacant
Religious Studies Vacant
Romance Languages Leonardo Montes Alvarez X
Rural Sociology Kathlee Freeman  X
Sociology Doug Valentine  X  X
Social Work (3) Vacant
Special Education Mary Decker  X
Statistics (2) Vacant
Textile & Apparel Management Rachel Lomonaco-Benzing  X  X
Theatre Blake Willoughby  X  X
College of Veterinary Medicine (5) Kelli Montgomery  X
Katie Molind  X
Johanna Klein  X  X
Rachel Harris  X  X
Whitney Collins
At-Large (15) Nkem Okoye  X
Arrianna Soldati X  X
Christina Wang  X
Shannon King
Eric Scott  X
Aaron Sullivan


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  X
Cultural Association of India (CAI) Vacant
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Vacant
Latino/a Graduate and Professional Network (LGPN) Aaron Arredondo
Medical Student Affairs Council (MSAC) Vacant
Student Bar Association (SBA) Vacant
Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) Zoe Koestel
University of Missouri Postdoctoral Association (MUPA) Vacant
Missouri Students Association (MSA) Mark McDaniel