The Cabinet is a part of the GPSF Executive Branch that enables exceptionally motivated graduate and professional students to serve as chairs or co-chairs of particular areas of campus and community life that require our participation in policy-making and programming. The Cabinet, alongside The Executive Board, design, implement, and engage new initiatives in collaboration with the graduate and professional student community. All students and members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Along with serving in their individual roles on Cabinet, our members also sit on University and community appointments that are closely related to their position. It’s through these appointments that we are able to engage with members at-large to make recommendations that will benefit graduate and professional students. Click on the following link to learn more! 

External Appointments

Meeting Times (unless otherwise indicated)
Date:3rd Tuesday of the month, August through April
Time: 5:30pm
Location: TBD


Cabinet Members

The Development Team

 A subset of the Cabinet dedicated to working on graduate and professional concerns related to our academic life and professional development. Works closely with the Chief of Staff.

Director of Academic Affairs (DAA)

Name | gpsf@listserv.unc.edu
The Director of Academic Affairs shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts in the areas of academic policy, information technology, and TA/RA advocacy.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Student Affairs (DSA)

Srividya Kalyanaraman
The Director of Student Affairs shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts on policies affecting the welfare of the student body, including the issues of health policy, student family advocacy, and campus and personal safety.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Professional Development (DPS)

Amy Guisinger
The Director of Professional Development shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts in the areas of professional development, career services, and mentorship.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Diversity & Inclusion (DDI)

Jason Lipsey
The Director of Diversity and Inclusion shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts in the areas of diversity, disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA issues.

Biography
Information to come


The Student Life Team

A subset of the Cabinet dedicated on ensuring quality of life for graduate and professional students. Works closely with the Chief of External Relations & Advocacy.

Director of Local Relations (DLR)

Michael Welker
The Director of Local Relations shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts within Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County, and Durham County.

Biography
Information to come

Director of State & Federal Relations (DSFR)

Fabio Urbina
The Director of State and Federal Relations shall advise the Executive Committee shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts in the areas of state and federal affairs.
The Director of State and Federal Relations works with the CERA to organize yearly trips to Raleigh and Washington, D.C., to advocate for graduate and professional students.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Sustainability & Transportation (DST)

Carlos Patiño Descovich
The Director of Sustainability and Transportation shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts in the areas of sustainability and transportation.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Undergraduate Relations (DUR)

Shuyan Huang
The Director of Undergraduate Relations shall advise the Executive Committee on and oversee initiatives in the area of undergraduate relations.

Biography
Information to come


The University and Community Relations Team

 A subset of the Cabinet concerned with our relationships to members of the local, state, and national community, as well as the environment. Works closely with the Chief of the Exchequer.

Director of Student Opportunities (DSO)

Parth Jariwala
The Director of Student Opportunities shall advise the Executive Committee on issues affecting graduate and professional students and oversee initiatives and advocacy efforts in the areas of University resources and functions and alumni relations.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Social Programming (DSP)

Devin Duque
The Director of Social Programming shall advise the Executive Committee on and organize and oversee the social programming and special events of The GPSF.
The Director of Social Programming will appoint a Deputy Director of Social Programming, with Executive Committee approval, to assist them in putting on GPSF Events.

Biography
Information to come


The Student Community Team

 A subset of the Cabinet concerned with representing the perspectives and needs of different student groups and communities within the graduate and professional population. Works closely with the Secretary

Director of Relations and Marketing (DPRM)

Jane Reichard 
The Director of Public Relations and Marketing shall advise the Executive Committee on and oversee the public relations and Marketing efforts of The GPSF.

Biography
Information to come

Director of Public Service (DPS)

Lorna Doucette 
The Director of Public Service shall advise the Executive Committee on and organize and oversee the public service initiatives of The GPSF.

Biography
Information to come


Cabinet Minutes and Documents, 2018-2019

September 2018

  • Minutes
  • Agenda

October 2018

  • Minutes
  • Agenda