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GSS would like to formally introduce our 2021-2022 President Hunter Hammock and Vice President Mohamed Al Sager!

“We are both very excited to serve in these leadership roles!! We look forward to connecting with the graduate student body and hope to improve the overall experience of the amazing people that make up this institution.

The Graduate Student Senate is the official voice of graduate and professional students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We serve over 6000 students across a wide range of disciplines on campus. Each department/academic unit sends representatives to voice concerns and propose ideas to improve the graduate student experience. Our role in GSS is to advocate for all graduate/professional students and convey their views/priorities to the UT administration.

Serving in the Graduate Student Senate is both an amazing opportunity and a serious responsibility. We are obligated to represent our fellow constituents. It is our duty to serve as a liaison between the UT administration and the graduate student body. We hope to strategize with our fellow graduate student senators to identify common goals and implement plans to make our shared goals a reality.

Initiatives of our GSS leadership team this upcoming year include:

  • Socially reconnecting the graduate student body as COVID-19 restrictions ease up
  • Advocating for graduate and professional student mental/emotional/financial well-being
  • Graduate student outreach and raising awareness of different resources and programs offered by the university and graduate school
  • Developing, promoting, and hosting social events/activities for our students per university and CDC guidelines
  • Evaluating and optimizing current GSS support
  • Improving the overall graduate student experience and making our school desirable to potential students across the nation

We are honored to serve in these roles and look forward to working closely with our graduate students and the UT administration over the next academic year. We hope to leave behind a legacy that reflects the amazing opportunities and experiences we’ve both had during our time at UT.”

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