Elections

Congratulations to GAPSA Executive Officers for 2017-2018

President: Andrew J. Quillen

Vice President of Fairfax: Jayna Tavarez

Vice President of Arlington: Spencer Caldwell

Director of Communications: Shelby Kruczek

Vice President of Science and Technology: Vacant

Thank you to all the candidates for their interest in serving the graduate and professional student community at Mason.

The GAPSA Executive Committee is elected from the graduate student population at George Mason University. All degree-seeking graduate students in good standing at the university are eligible to run for one of the five Executive Officer positions on the committee. Elections were held in May 11-15, 2017.

GAPSA Executive Officer Election Results (total number of voters: 131)

President
Candidate Count Percentage
Andrew J. Quillen 48 36.64%
Sarah Hinkel 24 18.32%
Nick Walker 23 17.56%
Danny Navarro 18 13.74%
Write-In 1 0.76%
Abstain 17 12.98%
Vice President of Fairfax
Candidate Count Percentage
Jayna Tavarez 66 50.38%
Robert Petricini 36 27.48%
Write-In 1 0.76%
Abstain 28 21.37%
Vice President of Arlington
Candidate Count Percentage
Spencer Caldwell 39 29.77%
Katie Burdick 30 22.90%
Nawras Taffal 27 20.61%
Write-In 1 0.76%
Abstain 32 24.43%
Director of Communications
Candidate Count Percentage
Shelby Kruczek 55 41.98%
Wanjiku Wainaina 53 40.46%
Write-In 0 0.00%
Abstain 23 17.56%

The GAPSA Executive Committee is elected from the graduate student population at George Mason University. All degree-seeking graduate students in good standing at the university are eligible to run for one of the five Executive Officer positions on the committee.

GAPSA is conducting elections for Executive Officers for 2017-2018.

Voting will begin on May 11, 2017 and end on May 15, 2017.

Election results will be announced on this page on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

Candidates for GAPSA Executive Office for 2017-2018

Please click on the candidate’s name for additional information, including their degree program, expected date of graduation, full-time/part-time status, candidacy and biography statement, and description of availability.

For more information about the expectations and duties of the Executive Officer positions and the elections process, see the Executive Officer Candidacy Information Packet and the GAPSA Constitution.

Candidates for President

Sarah Hinkel

Danny Navarro

Andrew J. Quillen

Nick Walker

Candidates for Vice President of Fairfax

Robert Petricini

Jayna Tavarez

Candidates for Vice President of Arlington

Katie Burdick

Spencer Caldwell

Nawras Taffal

Candidates for Director of Communications

Shelby Kruczek

Wanjiku Wainaina

Voting Instructions

To vote, visit the GetConnected website. You will be prompted to log in with your Mason NetID and password to access the ballot. After logging in, click on the VOTE NOW button next to “Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) Elections 2017-2018.” Voting will open on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at midnight and end on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:45PM.

If you have any questions about GAPSA elections, please contact Julie Choe Kim, Director of Graduate Student Life and Advisor to GAPSA.


GAPSA Executive Officer Elections Process for 2017

Interested graduate and professional students should review the Executive Officer Candidacy Information Packet in full, as well as the Graduate and Professional Student Association Constitution. In order to be considered, candidates must submit a Candidacy Application Form and Additional Required Application Materials by the deadline in order to be considered.

Open Positions:

  • President
  • Vice President of Fairfax Campus
  • Vice President of Arlington Campus
  • Vice President of Science & Technology Campus
  • Director of Communications

Elections Timeline:

  • Applications available: Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Applications due: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Election dates: Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Monday, May 15, 2017*
  • Election results announced: Wednesday, May 17, 2017*

* Change from original dates

To learn more about the Executive Officer positions and the elections process, see the Executive Officer Candidacy Information Packet. Candidacy applications are no longer being accepted.