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The Collins Administration is focused on you, the Graduate and Professional students. Graduate and Professional students make up 1/3 of the student population and contribute tremendously to the Carolina community. Collectively, we will continue to pursue the necessary changes to make our voices heard. 




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From the GPSF President —

Hey Tar Heels! My name is Ryan Collins and it is my privilege to serve as President of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation for the 2020-2021 academic year. I’m a current third year (3L) at the UNC School of Law, as well as a 2011 graduate of Carolina, where I majored in political science and economics with a minor in creative writing. It’s been an absolute blessing to be back at UNC for law school and to be a part of the Carolina community once again. I’ve also had the privilege of being part of student government for my entire law school tenure. Prior to being elected GPSF President, I served as a senator from the Law School and then as GPSF Treasurer.

I chose to run for GPSF President because I believe that WE as students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional alike—have the ability to make our university a better and more inclusive place. I am committed to collaborating with our companions in the undergraduate student body to identify common interests and working together to bring about change. In the words of the late great Albus Dumbledore, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” As a Double Tar Heel and an experienced leader who has spent more than 12 years on a college campus, I believe that I have a diverse and unique set of skills that are ideally suited to the role of GPSF President. You can found out more about my platform at I also encourage you to reach out to me with your thoughts and ideas. After all, GPSF isn’t about me—its about all of us, and every voice matters. I look forward to meeting and working with many of you this year.



Check out the Presidential updates for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Click on the following link for a detailed document on my platform.

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