Graduate Student Representatives to the WU Board of Trustees

Since 1996, graduate students have served on the Washington University Board of Trustees. This site contains information about the positions, as well as information on the application process.

Qualifications:

A graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees must be a full-time graduate or professional student in residence (May 2021 through May 2022), 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).

Responsibilities:

1. Attendance at all four Student Experience Committee meetings, Academic Affairs Committee meetings, and full Board of Trustees Meetings for 2021-2022, as well as other committees of your choice.

2. Attendance at Board Orientation

3. Participation in special events as requested by university administration

4. Attend meetings and activities of the Graduate Professional Council and provide updates.

5. Serve as ex officio members of the Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS) and present a brief report at each meeting.


Interested in serving as graduate student representative?

Current representatives Jay Buchanan and Bisiayo Fashemi will hold information sessions on the following days: