Announcements

Self-nominations are welcome! If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email president.gsc@cgu.edu.

2021/22 Elections Timeline, Process, and Forms

I. GSC Elections Timeline

  • March 25, 2021 – GSC Nominations Open
  • April 8, 2021 – GSC Nominations Close
  • April 21, 2021 – Candidate Forum
  • April 21-28, 2021 – Elections Voting period
  • April 30, 2021 – Results Announced
  • Qualtrics form for Nominations (Available March 25, 2021 – April 8, 2021)

II. GSC Executive Officer Elections Process and Forms

 

Announcements

The GSC elections are now open! Please click on the Vote image below to cast your votes from Tuesday, October 21th, 06:15 AM PST through Tuesday, October 28th, 11:59 PM PST. This is your opportunity to select your representation for this academic year.

*Note: All candidates are listed below in alphabetical order. The result shall be listed on Friday, October 30th,11:59 PM PST barring any unforeseeable complications.


Executive Board Candidates:

  • GSC Secretary (1) open position – Candidates:
    • Ximena Martinez: “My name is Ximena (Mena) I’m from the Bay Area and I am a new doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Higher Education & Student Affairs. I have a BS in Marketing and I recently graduated with an MS in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco. I am experienced in digital marketing and passionate about STE(A)M education, corporate social responsibility, and diversity, equity, & inclusion in tech. I have a website, blog, and online store Latinapowerpuff.com focusing on Latinas in STEM and sharing resources for students. In my free time I love to read, hike, watch anime, create art on my iPad, and I’m learning to DJ! I look forward to having the opportunity to serve as a member of Graduate Student Council and getting to know students from across all schools.”
  • Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff are appointed roles.  The GSC Executive will meet with each candidate and vote to fill the roles during this time.

Representative Positions Candidates:

  • Diversity Representatives, (2) open positions
    • None
  • Drucker School of Management, (1) open position, Kriti Saxena
    • Nicole Dawson
    • Clayton Silva: “My name is Clayton Silva. I am a California native and I graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance from Point Loma University in San Diego. I went on to join the US Army and served in the infantry there. I currently attend CGU as an MS in Finance and participate in ROTC (Army program for commissioning as an officer). I am passionate about diversity of ideas and promoting positive change. I hope to serve the CGU community with the same fervor that I apply to all areas of my own life.”
  • Division of Politics & Economics, (2) open positions
    • Austin Attaway: “I was the Vice President of GSC for the 2019-2020 term and I’m the current President of the Psychology Honors Society. I want to continue to represent the student body to the best of my ability and help provide and facilitate resources and beneficial events for the CGU student body.”
    • Florencio Kabigting: “Jun is a 2nd-year MA student in Positive Organizational Psychology & Evaluation and works part time at CGU’s Career Development Office (CDO) as one of its career consultants as well as with CGU-Accenture Talent Innovation (CATI) Lab as a Specialist Consultant. He was also the past immediate DBOS Representative to the Graduate Student Council (2019-2020).Professionally, Jun is a business-academic with more than 25 years of experience across the entire human resource (HR) value chain of recruit, retain, and development, most of them gained internationally. Also, Jun has more than 10 years of graduate-level teaching experience as an adjunct/clinical professor at various universities in the Philippines and Japan. He is an agile and inclusive educator committed to the academic success of students by designing and teaching classes that are ethical, reflexive, co-creative, plural, and based on design-thinking principles and mindsets.”
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences, (1) open position, Blake Hillier
    • None
  • Center of Informational Systems & Technology, (2) open positions
    • Temitayo Arikenbi
    • Cindy Cheng: “As a CISAT student, I feel that a lot of times, the students in my own department do not know what’s happening outside of our own department. Yet, this does not mean that they won’t want to be heard or listen. I hope that by being a representative, I can serve as a communication liaison between CISAT and CGU community.”
  • School of Educational Studies, (2) open positions
    • Ximena Martinez: “My name is Ximena (Mena) I’m from the Bay Area and I am a new doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Higher Education & Student Affairs. I have a BS in Marketing and I recently graduated with an MS in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco. I am experienced in digital marketing and passionate about STE(A)M education, corporate social responsibility, and diversity, equity, & inclusion in tech. I have a website, blog, and online store Latinapowerpuff.com focusing on Latinas in STEM and sharing resources for students. In my free time I love to read, hike, watch anime, create art on my iPad, and I’m learning to DJ! I look forward to having the opportunity to serve as a member of Graduate Student Council and getting to know students from across all schools.”
  • School of Community & Global Health, (1) open position, Emily Beglarian
    • None
  • Botany, (2) open positions
    • None
  • Arts & Humanities, (2) open positions
    • Natalie Elam: “Hi, my name is Natalie Elam and I am an Anthropologist and Sculptor-turned Arts Management Grad Student passionate about advancing the arts and education. In undergrad I worked as a lab technician, art assistant, and student art league board member, where I amplified the creative community by leading group work hours and by developing art events attended by all majors. After earning my Bachelors in Anthropology and Studio Art from Santa Clara University, I entered the art world at a gallery in San Francisco where I continued to explore my passion for Modern and Contemporary art, and utilize my attention to detail, creative problem solving and passion for people. I am currently still working there remotely as I am taking classes at CGU. When I am not keeping busy with books about the art world, you can find me cooking and hiking in the hills behind my house!As we are still virtual and as we make our way back to campus, I want to be a part of engaging the community across disciplines, improving upon means of communication, and ensuring an inclusive environment.”
    • Courtney Lamb: “Hello! My name is Courtney Lamb and I’m in my second year of the Master’s program in History & Archival Studies. I have a background as a database and web programmer, and a longtime second career as an actor in commercials* and writer/director of short narrative films based on true personal stories. As a result, I’m keenly interested in the cultural and public-facing aspects of our work as scholars, the various methods of delivering and interpreting data and information online, and the power of “who you know” in getting ideas disseminated.I’d like to serve on the GSC in order to help implement practical ways for CGU students to connect with each other, academics, employers, and working professionals in order to support our research and employment goals. One advantage we have in our weird Zoom world is the ability to easily draw people together despite distance, and I’d love to work on ways to help CGU students turn the economic and social challenges of the pandemic into a bright spot of greater connectivity and professional preparation.(*and once on Parks & Rec, but my scene was cut!)”

Total number of Representatives: 18, 3 Filled and 15 open positions


Delegate Positions Candidates: 1 Delegate / 100 Students per School or Organization

  • Diversity Representative, (1) open position
    • None
  • Drucker School of Management, (6) open positions
    • Nicole Dawson
    • Clayton Silva: “My name is Clayton Silva. I am a California native and I graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance from Point Loma University in San Diego. I went on to join the US Army and served in the infantry there. I currently attend CGU as an MS in Finance and participate in ROTC (Army program for commissioning as an officer). I am passionate about diversity of ideas and promoting positive change. I hope to serve the CGU community with the same fervor that I apply to all areas of my own life.”
    • Kriti Saxena: “Kriti is in the 2nd year of her Drucker MBA program with a concentration in finance. She earned her bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting and finance from India. She has a strong passion to be an integral part of the GSC board as the Chief of Staff and if given this opportunity, she is eager to serve the CGU community. She vows to do everything in her power, have a listening ear to any issue, from anyone who may have one. She had the honor to serve on students committee as a Drucker Representative during her 1st year at CGU. Her experience involves volunteering, organizing events on campus, taking part in the general meetings and contribute her value to the team as and when required. She makes sure that she is available to formulate and execute on plans that make headway towards student interest and issues that will serve benchmark to our virtual transition. Ultimately, she will help promote the growth of students by helping them coalesce into a strong force and confidently lead them towards the achievement of goals.”
  • Division of Politics & Economics, (2) open positions
    • Austin Attaway: “I was the Vice President of GSC for the 2019-2020 term and I’m the current President of the Psychology Honors Society. I want to continue to represent the student body to the best of my ability and help provide and facilitate resources and beneficial events for the CGU student body.”
    • Florencio Kabigting: Jun is a 2nd-year MA student in Positive Organizational Psychology & Evaluation and works part time at CGU’s Career Development Office (CDO) as one of its career consultants as well as with CGU-Accenture Talent Innovation (CATI) Lab as a Specialist Consultant. He was also the past immediate DBOS Representative to the Graduate Student Council (2019-2020).Professionally, Jun is a business-academic with more than 25 years of experience across the entire human resource (HR) value chain of recruit, retain, and development, most of them gained internationally. Also, Jun has more than 10 years of graduate-level teaching experience as an adjunct/clinical professor at various universities in the Philippines and Japan. He is an agile and inclusive educator committed to the academic success of students by designing and teaching classes that are ethical, reflexive, co-creative, plural, and based on design-thinking principles and mindsets.”
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences, (1) open position
    •  None
  • Center of Informational Systems & Technology, (2) open positions
    • None
  • School of Educational Studies, (5) open positions
    • Ximena Martinez: “My name is Ximena (Mena) I’m from the Bay Area and I am a new doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Higher Education & Student Affairs. I have a BS in Marketing and I recently graduated with an MS in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco. I am experienced in digital marketing and passionate about STE(A)M education, corporate social responsibility, and diversity, equity, & inclusion in tech. I have a website, blog, and online store Latinapowerpuff.com focusing on Latinas in STEM and sharing resources for students. In my free time I love to read, hike, watch anime, create art on my iPad, and I’m learning to DJ! I look forward to having the opportunity to serve as a member of Graduate Student Council and getting to know students from across all schools.”
  • School of Community & Global Health, (2) open positions
    • None
  • Botany, (1) open positions
    • None
  • Arts & Humanities, (1) open position
    • Natalie Elam; “Hi, my name is Natalie Elam and I am an Anthropologist and Sculptor-turned Arts Management Grad Student passionate about advancing the arts and education. In undergrad I worked as a lab technician, art assistant, and student art league board member, where I amplified the creative community by leading group work hours and by developing art events attended by all majors. After earning my Bachelors in Anthropology and Studio Art from Santa Clara University, I entered the art world at a gallery in San Francisco where I continued to explore my passion for Modern and Contemporary art, and utilize my attention to detail, creative problem solving and passion for people. I am currently still working there remotely as I am taking classes at CGU. When I am not keeping busy with books about the art world, you can find me cooking and hiking in the hills behind my house!As we are still virtual and as we make our way back to campus, I want to be a part of engaging the community across disciplines, improving upon means of communication, and ensuring an inclusive environment”

Total number of Delegates: 21 open positions

Again, please take the time to vote for your change agent for our CGU student community.