Elections

 

Welcome and Congratulations to the The 2020-2021 Executive Board

President: Lilianna K. Deveneau

Vice President of Fairfax: Tareque Mehdi

Vice President of Arlington: Brian Boone

Vice President of SciTech: Marissa Howard

Director of Communications: Steven Zhou


GAPSA Special Elections Results

Congratulations to the newly appointed members of GAPSA’s 2020-2021 Executive Board!

Vice President of SciTech: Marissa Howard

Director of Communications: Steven Zhou

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


GAPSA Special Elections Announcement

The current 2019-2020 Executive Board is holding a Special Election for the offices of Vice President of SciTech and Director of communications.

In accordance with Article III, Section 6, clause 3 of the Constitution for the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), the Executive Board is calling for applicants to fill the 2020-2021 vacancies and are looking for qualified candidates to fill those positions. The application process is open and will close on May 14, 2020.

The current Executive Board will review all special election applications and appoint officers by popular choice of their committee. Appointed officers shall be notified within 48 hours of appointment and given the opportunity to accept. A public announcement will go out within 72 hours of the selection process.

Click here and download the application now!

Special Election Timeline

Applications Available: Monday, May 4, 2020
Applications Due: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 5:00pm
Review of Applications and Qualifications: Friday, May 15, 2020, through Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Election Results Announced: Wednesday, May 20, 2020


GAPSA Executive Officers Elections 2020-2021 Results

Congratulations to the newly elected GAPSA Executive Officers for 2020-2021!

President: Lilianna K. Deveneau

Vice President of Fairfax: Tareque Mehdi

Vice President of Arlington: Brian Boone

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

GAPSA Executive Officer Election Results (total number of voters: 217)

President
Candidate Count Percentage
Lilianna K. Deveneau 83 38.25%
Uhunoma Edamwen 25 11.52%
Steven Zhou 70 32.26%
Write-In 0 0.00%
Abstain 25 11.52%
No Vote 14 6.45%
Vice President of Fairfax
Candidate Count Percentage
Tareque Mehdi 115 53.00%
Shauna Rigaud 81 37.33%
Write-In 0 0.00%
Abstain 15 6.91%
No Vote 6 2.76%
Vice President of Arlington
Candidate Count Percentage
Brian Boone 136 62.67%
Write-In 1 0.46%
Abstain 65 29.95%
No Vote 15 6.91%

 


Voting Instructions

Currently enrolled degree-seeking graduate and professional students are eligible to vote in GAPSA Elections. Voting will be conducted online using Mason 360 beginning Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:00am and ending Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 11:59pm. You will be prompted to log in with your Mason Net ID and password in order to access the ballot. More details will be provided here when the election begins.

Election results will be announced on this page on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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


Candidates for GAPSA Executive Office for 2020-2021

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.

Meet the Candidates Virtual Event Video

A Meet the Candidates Virtual Event was held on Friday, April 24, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm on Webex. Candidates running for the 2020 – 2021 GAPSA Executive Board introduced themselves and answered questions from graduate and professional students. You may view a recording of the event here.

Candidates for President

Lilianna K. Deveneau

Uhunoma Edamwen

Steven Zhou

Candidates for Vice President of Fairfax

Tareque Mehdi

Shauna Rigaud

Candidates for Vice President of Arlington

Brian Boone

Candidates for Vice President of Science & Technology

At this time, there are no candidates for the office of Vice President of Science & Technology Campus. A special election will be held to fill this position; please check this site for the timeline and process. On the ballot, you may write in potential candidates, who will then need to submit an application in order to be considered in the special election.

Candidates for Director of Communication

At this time, there are no candidates for the office of Director of Communication. A special election will be held to fill this position; please check this site for the timeline and process. On the ballot, you may write in potential candidates, who will then need to submit an application in order to be considered in the special election.


GAPSA Executive Officer Elections Process for 2020 – 2021

GAPSA is happy to announce that election season is finally here and applications are live for the 2020-2021 officers. We are excited to receive applications and all GAPSA officer positions are up for election:

  • President
  • Vice President of Arlington
  • Vice President of Fairfax
  • Vice President of Sci-Tech
  • Director of Communications

Information on all positions can be found in the application packet!

Interested graduate and professional students must submit a Candidacy Form by April 6, 5pm (close of business), in order to be considered. Again, all the position information and application packet can be found here: GAPSA Special Elections Packet 2020-2021.

Application Timeline:

  • Applications Available: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Applications Due: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:00pm
  • Review of Applications and Qualifications: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Announcement of Candidates and General Campaigning: Monday, April 13, 2020, through Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 11:59pm
  • Election Voting Opens: Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:00am
  • Election Voting Closes: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 11:59pm
  • Election Results Announced: Monday, May 4, 2020

If you have questions, please contact Austin A. Deray, Graduate Professional Assistant for Graduate Student Leadership and Advising and advisor to GAPSA, at aderay@gmu.edu or 703-993-5582.