To: Washington University Graduate and Professional Students
From: Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee
Date: January 2017
RE: Selection of Graduate Student Representatives (2) to the Washington University Board of Trustees
This is to solicit applications for the position of two non-voting graduate student representatives to the Washington University Board of Trustees. All interested qualified graduate and professional students are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT.
A graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees must be a full-time graduate or professional student in residence (May 2017 through May 2018), in good academic standing, and able to make the necessary time commitment. In addition, it is important that the graduate student representatives have knowledge of graduate study at Washington University, be articulate, be able to present a variety of opinions, have sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, and hold the respect of peers, faculty, and others who know them. The graduate student representatives should be willing to maintain close communication with the several graduate and professional student constituencies within the Washington University community, such as the university-wide Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS) and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC).
The Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee, chaired by William F. Tate, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, forms the selection committee and will interview graduate student semi-finalists. The committee will then select finalists to be interviewed by a member of the Board of Trustees, who will determine which two graduate students will serve in this important role in 2017-2018.
Interview Date for Semi-Finalists:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Location: Cupples II, Suite 204 (Office of the Graduate School).
Meeting Dates for Washington University Board of Trustees Academic Year 2016 - 2017:
May 5-6, 2016; October 6-7, 2016; December 1-2, 2016; March 2-3, 2017; May 4-5, 2017
Interested students are encouraged to attend information sessions hosted by the two current graduate student representatives to the Board of Trustees. Sessions will be held on February 1, 2017 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Liberman Graduate Center, Danforth University Center, third floor, room 300 (Danforth Campus), and on February 2, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm, in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Room 301 (Medical Campus). Feel free to bring your lunch.
If you have questions, you may also contact the Dean's office in your school or your school’s ProGradS Committee representatives.