Mission Statement and Purpose​

The graduate student relations committee is focused on advocating for graduate students' needs at the 17 UNC system schools and to better connect students to resources needed to be successful in graduate school.

Graduate & Professional Student Affairs Committee

2021-22 Platform

Graduate student mental health

Our committee wants to improve accessibility to mental health resources for graduate students, so we are making this website a one-stop-shop for any and all mental health and wellness resources.


We want to improve visibility for graduate students by giving their voice a platform to enact positive change at their institution.

Building Community & Connections

This committee is improving graduate student networking and communication between graduate student government groups to help foster new connections and collaborations between the UNC system schools.

2021-2022-Graduate Student Relations Committee

Want to get involved in State-Level Advocacy?

Committee Delegates


Jack Stucky

Representative from Western Carolina University


Ryan Collins 


Representative from UNC-Chapel Hill

President of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation at UNC-Chapel Hill

Email: ryan.collins@unc.edu


Catherine Luba (She/Her/Hers)

Representative from UNCC 

Secretary for State and National Affairs for the Student Government Association at UNCC

Email: cluba@uncc.edu


James Withrow

Representative from NC State


Jenna Cusak

Representative from UNC School of the Arts


Jakobe Busey

Representative from Appalachian State University 


Pele Rankin

Representative from Elizabeth City State University 


Ali Hamdoon

Representative from UNC Greensboro


Samuel Folaranmi

Representative from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University

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Ethan Norris (He/Him/His)

Representative from East Carolina University(ECU) for Government Outreach and Graduate Student Relations Committees.


UNC Association of Student Governments Liaison for ECU.

Email contact: norrise19@students.ecu.edu


Robert Fensom

Representative from UNC Wilmington


Livvy Barnes

Representative from UNC Asheville

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Julian Woods

Representative from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University


Rohit Lila Ram (He/Him/His)

Representative from UNC School of the Arts