Executive Cabinet

The GSA Executive officers are elected by the Assembly (which consists of one representative from each graduate program) for one-year terms.

Elise LealElise Leal


Third Year PhD Student, History

Channing CochranChanning Cochran

Vice President

Second Year PhD Student, Clinical Psychology

Alyssa Gerhardt

Director of Operations

Fourth Year PhD Student, History

Marjorie Jeffry

Director of Outreach

Fourth Year PhD Student, Political Science


Social Life Committee

The Social Life Committee organizes and plans events that encourage community among Baylor graduate students. This includes GSA's four largest events: Grads on the Water in the Summer, the Football Tailgate Mixer in the Fall, and the bi-annual Graduate Student Days at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market.
Chair: Mandy Brobst-Renaud,Third Year PhD Student, Religion

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee deals with matters directly affecting the academic life of the graduate student body. This includes supervising the Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Program. Additionally, the Committee organizes the 3 Minute Thesis Competition in the Fall and the Graduate Program Director Picnic in the Spring during Graduate Student Appreciation Week.
Chair: Lynneth Stingley, Second Year PhD Student, History

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee works to enhance Baylor University policies in order to better serve the interests of graduate students and advocate for their unique needs. This includes health insurance, parental leave, spousal and childcare benefits, and support for international graduate students.
Chair: Nicole Bouchard, fourth year PhD Student, English