Elections

GAPSA Executive Officers Special Elections 2022-2023 Results

Congratulations to the newly elected GAPSA President and Director of Communications for 2022-2023!

President:
Ayondela McDole
Director of Communications:
Ashish Hingle

GAPSA Executive Officers Elections 2022-2023 Results

Congratulations to the newly elected GAPSA Executive Officers for 2022-2023!

Executive Vice President:
Hsien-Tien Shen
Vice President of Fairfax:
Xiaorong (Sherry) Shan
Vice President of Arlington:
Emily Crawford
Vice President of Science and Technology:
Ninon Nelson

GAPSA is holding a special election to fill the positions of President and Director of Communications for the 2022-2023 year. Because no candidates submitted applications for these two positions for the GAPSA general election, the current GAPSA Executive Board will appoint officers to fill the positions. Learn about the special election process and timeline. 

GAPSA Executive Officer Election Results (total number of voters: 171)

Executive Vice President
Candidate Count Percentage
Hsien-Tien Shen 139 81.29%
Write-In 4 2.34%
Abstain 13 7.60%
No Vote 15 8.77%
Vice President of Fairfax
Candidate Count Percentage
Xiaorong (Sherry) Shan 134 78.36%
Write-In 2 1.17%
Abstain 21 12.28%
No Vote 14 8.19%
Vice President of Arlington
Candidate Count Percentage
Emily Crawford 141 82.46%
Write-In 1 0.58%
Abstain 15 8.77%
No Vote 14 8.19%
Vice President of SciTech
Candidate Count Percentage
Ninon Nelson 137 80.12%
Write-In 1 0.58%
Abstain 18 10.53%
No Vote 15 8.77%

GAPSA Executive Officer Elections for 2022-2023

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 Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 12:00am and ending Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:55pm. You will be prompted to log in with your Mason Net ID and password in order to access the ballot.

Election results will be announced on this page on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

If you have any questions about GAPSA elections, please contact Dr. Julie Choe Kim, advisor to GAPSA.

Vote now.


Candidates for GAPSA Executive Office for 2022-2023

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.

GAPSA Elections will be held April 27-29, 2022. Voting will take place via Mason 360. More information to come.

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 and Bylaws.

President
No candidates running*

Executive Vice President
Hsien-Tien Shen

Vice President of Fairfax Campus
Nashid Kouser (candidacy withdrawn)
Xiaorong (Sherry) Shan

Vice President of Arlington Campus
Emily Crawford

Vice President of Science and Technology Campus
Ninon Nelson

Director of Communications
No candidates running*

 

Meet the Candidates Session
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 4:15-5:00PM

Meet the candidates running for GAPSA Executive Office for the 2022-2023 academic year! During this information session, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from the candidates and ask questions about their candidacy and goals. Register for this online session here. 

View the recording of the Meet the Candidates Session. (Passcode: 4pS=6%wk)

Order of speakers from the recording:

    • Steven Zhou, President of GAPSA and host/moderator
    • Emily Crawford, Candidate for VP of Arlington
    • Ninon Nelson, Candidate for VP of SciTech
    • Xiaorong (Sherry) Shan, Candidate for VP Fairfax
    • Hsien Shen, Candidate for Executive Vice President

Special Election for President and Director of Communications for 2022-2023

* GAPSA is holding a special election to fill the positions of President and Director of Communications for the 2022-2023 year. Because no candidates submitted applications for these two positions for the GAPSA general election, the current GAPSA Executive Board will appoint officers to fill the positions.

Graduate and professional students interested in running for an Executive Officer position should review the Special Election Executive Officer Candidacy Information Packet for important information about the positions, elections process and timeline, and the application. Additional responsibilities are outlined in the GAPSA Constitution and Bylaws.

To run for an Executive Officer position, graduate and professional students must submit a complete GAPSA Executive Officer Candidacy Application online by Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 5:00PM, in order to be considered.

Key Special Elections Information:
Special Elections Timeline:
  • Applications Available: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Applications Due: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 5:00PM
  • Review of Applications and Qualifications: Thursday, May 12, 2022 through Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Election Results Announced: Friday, May 20, 2022 Tuesday, May 31, 2022
View the list of candidates for President and Director of Communications in the special election.

GAPSA Executive Officer Elections Process for 2022 – 2023

GAPSA is pleased to announce the election process for 2022-2023 Executive Officer positions. All GAPSA officer positions are open for election:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice Presidents of Regional Campuses
    • Vice President of Arlington Campus
    • Vice President of Fairfax
    • Vice President of SciTech
  • Director of Communications

Graduate and professional students interested in running for an Executive Officer position should review the Executive Officer Candidacy Information Packet for important information about the positions, elections process and timeline, and the application. Additional responsibilities are outlined in the GAPSA Constitution and Bylaws.

To run for an Executive Officer position, graduate and professional students must submit a complete GAPSA Executive Officer Candidacy Application online by Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5pm Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 11:55PM (note: deadline extended), in order to be considered.

Key Elections Information:
Elections Timeline:
  • Applications Available: Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Applications Due: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5pm Monday, April 11, 2022, at 11:55PM (note: deadline extended)
  • Review of Applications and Qualifications: Monday, April 11, 2022 through Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  • Announcement of Candidates and General Campaigning: Monday, April 18, 2021, through Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:59pm
  • Meet the Candidates: To be determined (April 18-29)
  • Election Voting Opens: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 12:00am
  • Election Voting Closes: Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:55pm
  • Election Results Announced: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Why Should You Run for GAPSA Executive Office?

Hear directly from current Executive Officers about why you should consider running for a GAPSA position and learn more about each role!

View GAPSA 2022-2023 Election Videos

Questions

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Julie Choe Kim, Director of Graduate Student Life and advisor to GAPSA, at ychoekim@gmu.edu or 703-993-4031.