Shawn Ragan
Ph.D. Candidate in History
Office hours: Wed 3 pm – 5 pm, or by appointment
Location: GSA Office HUB 203A



The President is the Chair and chief presiding officer of the GSA, and has the primary responsibility for administration of the affairs of the GSAUCR and the GSC, except as otherwise provided for in the Bylaws. The President shall:

  • Act as the representative and chief spokesperson of the Graduate Student Association
  • Appoint, with the advice and consent of the Council, graduate student representatives to serve on campus committees, establish GSAUCR internal committees, and appoint, with the advice and consent of the Council, student representatives to serve on those committees. Emergency committee appointments are subject to ratification by the Council
  • Hold regular office hours on campus as stipulated in the Bylaws
  • Call regular meetings and establish the agendas
  • Call a special meeting within ten days of the presentation of a petition for such a meeting presented by ten voting members of the Council; or of a petition for such meeting by fifty GSAUCR members
  • Ensure the proper functioning of the GSAUCR office equipment in such a way as to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and operated on a selfsupporting basis
  • Oversee and manage the GSAUCR budget
  • Delegate such duties to other officers and members of the Council as may be consonant with the Bylaws and the consent of the Council
  • Act as one of the two representatives to the Graduate Council
  • Serve as representative for GSAUCR to the UCR Alumni Association
  • Hire and supervise career employees of GSAUCR, maintaining confidential personnel records and following all relevant university regulations