The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly ensures direct and continued involvement of graduate and professional school students in the governance of non-academic affairs of the University.

The GPSA brings together Cornell’s community of graduate and professional students to address non-academic issues of common concern. Drawing upon the strengths of its diverse community, the GPSA is responsible for setting and distributing the graduate student activity fee and representatives to University committees. The GPSA voting member body is composed of 36 voting members including delegates from each graduate division, the graduate and professional schools, and standing committee chairpersons, elected from the larger body of field representatives.

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  • Preston Redding Hanley

     Preston Redding Hanley
    Preston Redding Hanley President, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

    prh63@cornell.edu

    Preston R. Hanley is beginning his final semester in the Master of Public Administration Program in the Brooks School of Public Policy. In addition to serving as President of the GPSA, Preston serves as a policy intern for IN4.0S working specifically on space and manufacturing policy issues. On campus you will find Preston at the Cornell Dairy Bar or enjoying some orange chicken in Trillium.

  • Kate Carter Cram

     Kate Carter Cram
    Kate Carter Cram Executive Vice President and Master's Student Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

    kkc74@cornell.edu

    Kate Carter-Cram is a first-year MS student in the Dyson School's Applied Economics and Management program. Kate is interested in international economic development policy, but specifically as the field intersects with feminist/ gender and labor economics. She strives to listen to and empower all graduate and professional students to create a sense of belonging and ownership for everyone in the campus community. Kate is originally from Boise, Idaho and enjoys traveling, watching movies, and discovering new experiences.

  • Gizem Akkan

     Gizem Akkan
    Gizem Akkan Ranking Member, University Assembly (Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Representative)

    ga267@cornell.edu

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Cornell University - Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

11/28/2022 5:00pm
401 Physical Sciences // Zoom

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Cornell University - Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

01/30/2023 5:00pm
165 McGraw Hall (MCG 165) // Zoom

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Graduate and Professional Student Assembly GPCI Ad Hoc Committee

The Graduate and Professional Community Initiative (GPCI) is a needs assessment and strategic planning document for the Graduate and Professional community. This ad hoc committee reviews the current GPCI and develops a new document every five years.

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Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Diversity and International Students Committee

Connects and advocates specifically for international graduate students and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

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Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Communications Committee

The Communications Committee maintains the accessible flow of information from the GPSA to the graduate and professional student body and the Cornell community.

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