The voting membership of the Graduate Student Council is composed of one representative from each classification, master’s and doctoral, of each graduate degree-granting academic program at Texas Woman’s University.

Apply for GSC Senatorship


Senator Expectations

  • Devote on average 2–3 hours per week to GSC and report their involvement at monthly meetings
  • Serve on at least one university committee
  • Initiate and meet once per month with department chair
  • Initiate and meet once per semester with dean of college with other senators from that college
  • Attend a meet-and-greet with the dean of graduate school in conjunction with all senators


Graduate Students must be officially enrolled in the academic terms in which they serve. Exceptions are made for summer terms for officers who are not paid by the GSC.

Benefits of Senators

  • Become a change-advocate for your fellow graduate students
  • Connect and network with university officials, faculty, staff, and graduate students
  • Build your resume while gaining leadership and professional development skills
  • Develop strong connections and community with graduate students
  • Promote graduate student diversity and cultural awareness
  • Experience opportunities to give back to TWU and the Denton community

2022 – 2023 Senators

Stephanie Lopez-Neyman - Nutrition Science
Lauren Sepulvador - College of Professional Education,
Rikki Willingham - Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies
Candice Lu - Counseling Psychology 
Micah Gillman - MBA
Alya Steward - Sociology
Iman Anwar - MBA/MHA 
Sydney Jeffrey - Marriage and Family Therapy
Muriel (Paige) Thornton - MBA/MHA - Member at Large 
Annie Szotkowski - Multicultural Women and Gender Studies 
Jadia Pryor - Psychology
Monika Oad - Kinesiology
Felisha Burleson - Human Development, Family Studies and Counseling
Shobal Johnson - School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology: Health Studies

Senator Application Process

A bi-annual open call will be sent out in the fall and spring semesters via email to the graduate student body at large and/or specific graduate departments lacking voting member representation. Graduate students will submit a designated self-nomination application form and three recommenders (including one faculty member). Upon review of application and verification of student qualification, an interview will occur with the Vice President of Community who will recommend the individual for Senatorship.

Interested in serving as a GSC Senator?

Apply for GSC Senatorship here.

Page last updated 7:49 AM, October 10, 2022