Executive Board: Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs organize and run committees for social and professional development, heading the various standing committees on which departmental representatives serve. While they vote as regular GSG members, they do not count as part of the total number of representatives allotted to each department, nor do they act as liaisons with the members of their home departments.


Academic Chair

​Lavanya Rajesh Kumar

Cognitive and Learning Sciences




The Academic Chair oversees the academic needs and development of the graduate student community, investigates and develops recommendations for GSG on academic issues, and organizes the Graduate Research Colloquium and Awards Ceremony.

 Social Chair

​Kaitlyn (Katy) Roose​

Cognitive and Learning Sciences


The Social Chair helps build a sense of community among graduate students by organizing social events each semester; assists the vice-president as necessary with Fall and Spring orientation; organizes the Graduate Student Orientation Picnic; and works with other committees, as requested, with the social aspects of workshops, such as catering and reservations.


Public Relations Chair

​​Leonid Surovitckii

Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences



The Public Relations Chair promotes awareness of GSG in the University community by crafting publicity materials in a variety of communications media, especially the GSG website, and responds to requests for general information from the graduate student body at large.


Softball League Coordinator

Bradley Wells

Biological Sciences




The Softball Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and organizing the summer GSG Softball League. The coordinator also organizes the clinic before the league starts, the picnic towards the end of the league, and updates the GSG E-Board on a timely manner with the progress of the league.