Executive Board

Executive Officers
MugPresident: Kevin Horne


The Graduate Student Body President works with different offices across Penn State to help graduate and professional students, including the University President and the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Graduate Student Body President sits on various decision making boards including the Board of Trustees (non-voting), Alumni Council, the Student Fee Board, and many others.





Vice President: Marina Cotarelo


The Vice President of GPSA works extensively with the various Committees in GPSA to ensure that they are working hard on projects and activities benefiting graduate students. As well, he or she serves as the Chair of all General Assembly Meetings and numerous roles assigned by the President.



IMG_8409Treasurer: Sidharth Agrawal


The Treasurer is the elected chief financial officer of the GPSA and is responsible planning the budget, managing expenses and recording fiscal transactions for the Assembly. He/she is also the organization’s primary liaison to the Office of Associated Student Accounts (ASA). The GPSA Treasurer is responsible for tracking the expenses and budget for the Graduate and Professional Student Association.


Secretary: Anne Whitesellimage_normal


The Secretary is responsible for taking minutes at the GPSA assembly meetings and reporting them to the graduate and professional student body and disseminating all pertinent information that affects Graduate and Professional Students through our GPSA Newswire. They also facilitates secretarial duties as needed.




burlingameFaculty Adviser: Dr. Philip Burlingame*


The Faculty Adviser guides the graduate and professional student government through their advice on leadership, their commitment to service, and their knowledge of the Penn State Administration.

Dr. Burlingame is the associate vice president for student affairs and supervises the directors of several Student Affairs offices including Career Services, the Center for Women Students, the LGBTQA Student Resources Center, Student Legal Services, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and Information Technology.


kevin_reuningFaculty Senator

Kevin Reuning

The Faculty Senator serves as the Graduate School’s official student representative to the University Faculty Senate (UFS). The UFS deals with issues regarding academics and programs along with the policies governing them at Penn State.



Graduate Council

Through GPSA, the graduate student body elects five members to serve on the decision making body for the Graduate School. Only the Chair of the Student Caucus (internally elected) serves on the Executive Board, but all student Graduate Council members are considered members of GPSA and are elected each year during the GPSA elections.


Brianne Pragg (Chair of the Student Caucus)








Carol Rogers-Shaw car348@psu.edu

Kevin Cloonan krc204@psu.edu



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