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The Erie, PA and Ruskin, FL campuses joined forces in early 2017 to review the
importance of fostering a healthy graduate culture throughout each student’s
educational journey. With the support of both the Vice President of Academic
Affairs and the University Graduate Council, student, faculty and staff
representatives were elected to develop the formal association. The Graduate
Student Association (GSA) is the voice of graduate students (masters and
doctoral) which serves to address graduate student related areas throughout the
higher education experience. To learn more, please review the GSA mission, members,
professional development, service-learning, and social information.
The purpose of the Gannon University Graduate Student
Association is to create an open environment for graduate students
to engage in professional and personal growth. This purpose is
executed through the following objectives:
The GSA will host and encourage participation in various
professional development opportunities to members. Events may be
on-campus or online in order to accommodate all populations of
learners. Please visit our social media outlets to view upcoming
The GSA strongly advocates the university mission of service.
Graduate students will lead service-learning initiatives throughout
the academic year. Activities may correlate with university events
or graduate programs.
The Gannon University Graduate Student Association understands
the importance of embracing technology and social media outlets in
our current time. The GSA currently has presence on Facebook.
Please visit our page to learn more about membership and upcoming
events by clicking on the Facebook icon on this page or search
Gannon University, Graduate Student Association.
Membership shall be limited to students in good academic
standing, as per the University's Graduate Catalog, in the Gannon
University Graduate Programs. The Graduate Student Association
(GSA) represents and welcomes students from all academic programs,
at both university campuses (Erie and Ruskin), and our online
The GSA was founded by students, faculty and staff of the Erie,
PA and Ruskin, FL campuses. Graduate students were nominated by
their department faculty. Faculty and staff were chosen from
Graduate Council and serve various roles for the university.
Masters and Doctoral students from the College of Engineering and
Business (CEB), College of Humanities, Education and Social
Sciences (CHESS) and the Morosky College of Health Professions and
Sciences (MCHPS) who embodied the student perspective. Faculty and
staff from both campuses provided the essential university support
and guidance throughout the association's development. The GSA
founding members established bylaws, logos, formal processes,
proposals, social media presence and service-learning
Founding Committee Members (Erie, PA)
College of Engineering and Business
College of Humanities, Education and Social
Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences
Founding Committee Members (Ruskin, FL)
Executive Committee Members
Elections are held each year to identify a set of student
leaders. They represent each university college: College of
Engineering and Business, College of Humanities, Education and
Social Sciences, and Morosky College of Health Professions and
Sciences. They also represent each university campus: Erie, PA and
Ruskin, FL. Their role is to lead the GSA through a series of
initiatives, while fostering relationships with their peers,
faculty, staff, and the community.
Your 2020-2021 Representatives: