Our Directly-Elected Officers provide guidance and leadership and represent graduate students on U of A committees and councils, in addition to performing specific duties within the GSA. Council-Elected Officers play key roles in the governance of the GSA.

The management and office staff help run the GSA's day-to-day administration and services, and support the activities of the organization as a whole. Click on the links below to view more information about specific positions.

For general inquiries please e-mail For questions about GSA Grants, Bursaries, and Awards please e-mail

GSA Directly-Elected Officers

For descriptions of the portfolios of the Directly-Elected Officers, click here.

Please click here for a list of past GSA Presidents and here for a list of past GSA Vice-Presidents.

GSA Council-Elected Officers

GSA Councillors-at-Large

Graduate students also annually elect 10 Councillors-at-Large who serve to provide additional voices on GSA Council from those offered by Directly-Elected Officers, Departmental Councillors, and the Indigenous Graduate Students' Association Councillor.

GSA Management

Executive Director (full-time)
Lewie Moodley, BSc (Australian College of Applied Psychology), MBA (Australian Institute of Business)
Associate Director (full-time)
Cindy Roose, BA, MA Leadership 

In addition, the GSA Accountant and GSA Financial Manager work part-time.

GSA Staff Represented by the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA)

The GSA staff facilitate the following:

  • Graduate student groups
  • Scheduling some 1,300 meetings a year for the Directly-Elected Officers
  • Electing graduate students to over a cumulative 170 GSA and University committees through the GSA Nominating Committee
  • Processing some 1,000 grants, bursaries, and awards annually
  • Addressing about 1,000 inquiries at the front desk each year
  • Drafting and distributing 50-plus newsletters and bulletins each year
  • Planning GSA events and orientations
  • Maintaining over 2,000 paper and electronic files