The Graduate Student Association (GSA) serves the 7,000-member strong graduate and
professional student population at the University of South Carolina through advocacy,
collaboration, and engagement.
2023 GSA Election Timeline:
Filling of Candidacy: March 5th to March 19th, 2024
Meeting with Candidates: March 20th, 2024 at 4:00P
Campaigning: March 20th to March 25th, 2024
Voting: March 26th and March 27th, 2024
Andrew Kramarchyk, President
I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science in the College
of Arts and Sciences. I previously served as the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs and
chair of the Constitutional Amendment Ad Hoc Committee. During my tenure I have had
the opportunity to meet many other graduate students from a variety of colleges and
programs and what is most remarkable to me is despite the rich and diverse backgrounds,
interest, and skills that the graduate community brings to the fore, many graduate
and professional students rarely venture out beyond their own program or department.
There is much we can offer one another through communication and collaboration, and
the GSA can be that conduit. By leveraging my experiences in leadership and management
I pledge to work with our talented GSA team to enhance the representative nature of
the GSA and to enrich the graduate experience of our members.
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Epidemiology in the Arnold School of Public Health. I previously
served GSA as the Graduate Council Representative in 2022-23 and as the Co-Secretary
of General Health in 2020-21. I pledge to advocate for ensuring livable stipends for
all graduate assistants. I also will work to increase the representation of graduate
and professional students across the university and strive to make GSA an effective
communication bridge between graduate students and university leadership.
I am a third year international Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science
in the College of Engineering and Computing. I previously served as the Secretary
of Parking and Transportation. I have also served as Treasurer and President of the
Bangladeshi Student’s Organization. Having faced challenges myself, and seeing the
struggles of other graduate students has motivated me to service. I will use my office
in GSA to ensure transparency in all financial matters of GSA, make GSA events more
engaging through proper use of funding, and promote diversity on campus through fund
I am a rising second-year international student pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education
Administration in the College of Education. I previously served GSA as the Secretary
of Awards. As a Students Affairs scholar-researcher-practitioner, I study the internationalization
of higher education and have been awarded the 2022 New Professional Award by NAFSA
Region VII in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of international
education. As the Graduate Council Representative of GSA I am determined to center
the myriad voices of emerging researchers in executive spaces capable of creating
changes to afford graduate/professional students the better quality of life they deserve.