Dear Graduate Student Body:
As the current Executive Board of the Graduate Student Association, we would like to formally thank Amy Miu for her service as the Vice President these past two years. While we regret her sudden departure, we wish her well in her career and future endeavors. And while at points contentious, Amy’s resignation letter expressed numerous concerns, which the organization will thoroughly investigate.
Amy’s resignation created a second vacancy on the Executive Board, the other being the temporary vacancy due to incapacity of the office of President. The Senate voted to elect an Interim President, and voted-in Jennifer Schechter, who will fill the role until Tanja Aho can resume her duties. The permanent vacancy left by Amy’s resignation can be filled by a vote of the Senate at the next meeting (October 4th). So, we would also like to formally invite nominations to fill the role of Vice President for the remainder of the term (May 31, 2018). Any graduate student in a department represented by the GSA who has attended at least two Senate meetings in the past 12 months is eligible. Any interested, eligible students should contact the Interim President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the GSA office.
Finally, we would like to remind everyone that GSA Senate meetings are open to the public. While only elected Senators have the ability to make motions and vote on organizational business, all graduate students are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings in order to participate in the important discussions. The full schedule of Senate meetings can be found on the GSA website here (http://gsa.buffalo.edu/governance/senate/).
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to serving you this year.
Jennifer and Anastasia
Interim President and Treasurer
Graduate Student Association