GSC Executive Board

Asha’ (pronounced Asia) Jones

Temitayo Arikenbi

Francis Assenga

Steve Flores

GSC Space Location

Ron W. Burkle Building, Suite 101
1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Graduate Student Council 2022-2023

Filling our C.U.P.

Hello CGU scholars, faculty, and staff! The Executive Board of the Graduate Student Council would like to send a hearty hello and welcome to the Fall 2022 term. We are thrilled to have new and returning students join the CGU community. We really hope you’re looking forward to either beginning or returning in-person or online to the CGU community.  We hope to see you on campus at many of the community events and activities planned for the academic year. As we get back to our long-standing traditions, we’d like to take a moment to thank the administrative staff and instructional faculty for supporting new and returning students.

Over the past three years, we have experienced a triple pandemic that has hijacked people’s health, lives, and wellness. The trauma of COVID-19 and social unrest have impacted our world, but you have persisted in making it here today, so you owe yourself a hand-clap or a hug of self-love. We hope you will stop now and give yourself a round of applause or the hug you need today as you start the Fall semester. The GSC Executive Board is beyond excited to serve and learn in this capacity with you this academic year. Our graduate student council theme is Filling our C.U.P., Filling CGU communities by uplifting through possibilities. We intend to uplift faculty, staff, and student scholars by physically and virtually creating engagement opportunities this academic year.  We invite you to have your C.U.P. filled in and out of the classroom.

Also, mark your calendars for the Ignite the Light event on Wednesday, October 19th, at 5 p.m. You will have the opportunity to speak with all the Executive Board members for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. More details about this gathering are on the way. Be sure to check your email for more details to come. On October 27, 2022 at noon PST, we will be hosting our first town hall meeting. We invite you to attend the town hall meeting to hear about the exciting things the GSC is planning for the CGU community and beyond and to find out how you can get involved. During this town hall, you will have the opportunity to speak with various campus departments and CGU’s executive leadership team. This year, we aim to use traditional emails sent to your GSC email account and all social media to keep you informed. We’d appreciate it if you followed us on InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.  We plan to survey the student body to learn if they think we should expand our use of social media to include other social media platforms. Throughout the school year, we hope to use our social media accounts to spread news, events, updates, and words of encouragement.

We can’t wait to meet you, whether physically or virtually. As the new school year approaches, we ask that you please stay vigilant about staying safe and get ready for an exciting time in this academic year.

Warm hopes,

GSC Executive Board

Asha’ Jones, GSC President
Temitayo Arikenbi , GSC Vice President
Steve Flores, GSC Secretary
Francis Assenga, GSC Treasurer

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