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Graduate Student Association

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Graduate Student Association

McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


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GSA Executive Board Members 2017-2018

Executive Board Members

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Sarah E. Tansits, 



Sarah is a 2009 West Chester University graduate with a BA in Communicative Disorders and a minor in Psychology. In 2016 she left her full time job to pursue her master's in the Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs program. Sarah is currently serving as the chapter adviser to the Psi Gamma chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity, as well as serving as Secretary of The Katie Foundation (a non-profit in memory of a dear friend to promote mental illness awareness). Sarah is currently the Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership and Involvement.   She is very excited to be working as your GSA president this 2017-18 year.  

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Maureen Dillon, 

Vice President


Hello! My name is Maureen Dillon. I am a second year Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs student. I currently am a Graduate Assistant for the Off Campus and Commuter Services office and have an externship with Admissions here at West Chester University! I graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in Political Science/Paralegal Studies and two minors in Public Administration and Professional Writing. Beyond Graduate Student Association, I am also the President for Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Honor Society. In my free time, I like to go on a good trail run, hang out with my family/friends and be with my dog Bailey!


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LaShae Peterson,



LaShae is currently enrolled in WCU’s Masters of Social Work (MSW) and the Gerontology Certificate programs. LaShae is a second year grad student expecting to graduate May 2018. After graduation, she will be pursuing a career as a Geriatric Social Worker assisting the needs of our elder population. Throughout the week, you can find LaShae in McKelvie Hall working diligently on Graduate Dean Scholarship Awards, feel free to drop-in and say hello.



Secretary, TBD

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Olivia Miller, 

Program Coordinator


Olivia Miller is a 2016 West Chester Unviersity graduate who obtained a dual degree with a B.A. in both Spanish and Psychology as well as a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. After graduating, she took a year off to teach English in Spain and travel throughout Europe. After returning home, she has joined the first cohort of the Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs program. When not hanging around McKelvie Hall, you can find Olivia working at the Twardowski Career Development Center.

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Steve Babb, 

Program Coordinator


Steve Babb is a first year grad student in the Higher Education Policy/Student Affairs program and a Graduate Assistant for Off Campus and Commuter Services. He is a 2016 alumna of West Chester University (BA Communication Studies). As a Programing Coordinator, he is seeking to connect graduate students from all academic programs and provide opportunities for students to develop a graduate culture outside of the classroom.



Dr. Jaqueline Hodes, 

GSA Faculty Advisor

- Higher Education Programs

Department Representative Council Members

Department Representative Committee Overview

  • Applied and Comp. Mathematics: Ben Plumridge, Lane D'Alessandro, Cathy Yu
  • Applied Statistics: Nathan Ashbaugh, Jasiah Latifi
  • Business Administration: Jennifer Yaksich
  • Communication Studies: Madison Pollino, Danash Wise
  • Communicative Disorders: Melanie Iuliano
  • Computer Science: Monica Thota
  • Counselor Education: Maggie Kissinger, Deanna Felder
  • Criminal Justice: Briana Caprio
  • English: Hannah Grover
  • Geography & Planning: Kenneth Thompson
  • Higher Education Policy & Student Affairs: Emily Quinn, Matthew D'Almeida, Alex Deliso
  • History: Briana DeLong
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Briana DeLong
  • Human Resource Management: Michelle Reyes
  • Literacy: Chelsea Lucas-LaRose
  • Music: Nicoletter Birnbaum
  • Nursing: Christina Claypool
  • Nutrition: Liz Ricci
  • Philosophy: Sarah Macintosh
  • I/O Psychology: Kristin Pastor
  • Psy-D: Jazmine Cooper, Kenia Valdez
  • Public Administration: Kate Jeffries
  • Public Health: Brion Smith
  • Social Work: Nora Wright, Mias Dias
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology: Morgan Worley
  • Transformative Education: Jill Walsh
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