Elections

GAPSA Executive Officers Elections 2020-2021 Results

Congratulations to the newly elected GAPSA Executive Officers for 2021-2022!

President: Steven Zhou

Executive Vice President: Wai Ling Fong

Vice President of Arlington:
Leah F. Meyer

Vice President of Fairfax:
Dylan Valerio Scarton

Vice President of Science and Technology: Marissa Howard

Director of Communications:
Jane Aronds

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: 362)

President

Candidate

Count

Percentage

Steven Zhou

178

49.17%

Uhunoma Edamwen

99

27.35%

Camden Layton

56

15.47%

Write-In

4

1.1%

Abstain

15

4.14%

No Vote

10

2.76%

Executive Vice President

Candidate

Count

Percentage

Wai Ling Fong

307

84.81%

Write-In

5

1.38%

Abstain

38

10.5%

No Vote

12

3.31%

Vice President of Fairfax

Candidate

Count

Percentage

Dylan Valerio Scarton

307

84.81%

Write-In

0

0.00%

Abstain

40

11.05%

No Vote

15

4.14%

Vice President of Arlington

Candidate

Count

Percentage

Leah F. Meyer

288

79.56%

Write-In

6

1.66%

Abstain

51

14.09%

No Vote

17

4.7%

Vice President of SciTech

Candidate

Count

Percentage

Marissa Howard

291

80.39%

Write-In

2

0.55%

Abstain

52

14.36%

No Vote

17

4.7%

Director of Communications

Candidate

Count

Percentage

Jane Aronds

162

44.75%

Kellie Wilkerson

135

37.29%

Write-In

1

0.28%

Abstain

45

12.43%

No Vote

19

5.25%


GAPSA Executive Officer Elections for 2021-2022

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 28, 2021, 12:00am and ending Friday, April 30, 2021, 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 5, 2021.

If you have any questions about GAPSA elections, please contact Dr. Julie Choe Kim or Austin A. Deray, advisors to GAPSA.


Candidates for GAPSA Executive Office for 2021-2022

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 28-30. 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
Camden Layton
Steven Zhou
Uhunoma Edamwen

Executive Vice President
Wai Ling Fong

Vice President of Arlington Campus
Leah F. Meyer

Vice President of Fairfax Campus
Dylan Valerio Scarton

Vice President of Science and Technology Campus
Marissa Howard

Director of Communications
Jane Aronds
Kellie Wilkerson

Meet the Candidates

The 2020-2021 GAPSA Executive Board hosted an event for Mason’s graduate and professional students to meet the candidates running for Executive Office for 2021-2022 on Thursday, April 22, 4-5pm. View the video recording of the event to be introduced to the candidates, hear why they are running, and learn about what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Video recording of Meet the Candidates event


GAPSA Executive Officer Elections Process for 2021 – 2022

GAPSA is happy to announce that election season is finally here and applications are available for 2021-2022 Executive Officer positions. All GAPSA officer positions are up 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

Please review the application packet for important information about the positions, elections process and timeline, and the candidacy application itself. Additional responsibilities are outlined in the GAPSA Constitution and Bylaws.

Interested graduate and professional students must submit a complete GAPSA Executive Officer Application, including the Candidacy Form and additional required materials, by Friday, April 9, at 5pm, in order to be considered.

GAPSA Executive Officer Candidacy Information Packet 2021-2022
Application Timeline:
  • Applications Available: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Applications Due: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Review of Applications and Qualifications: Monday, April 12, 2021 through Wednesday, April 14, 2021
  • Announcement of Candidates and General Campaigning: Thursday, April 15, 2021, through Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:59pm
  • Election Voting Opens: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00am
  • Election Voting Closes: Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:55pm
  • Election Results Announced: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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.