Graduate Student Council

GSC Representatives

  • Executive Board


    President & Board Chair 

    Mr. David Grant College of Education: Educational Leadership, Ed.D.  

    David is from Alaska, the last frontier!  He enjoys ALL outdoor winter activities as well as sailing, diving, cycling, hiking and hot springs!  He is inspired to continue a long tradition of giving back and caring about what happens – to each and every individual that he has the opportunity to interact with, and is looking forward to an exciting year as your 2014-15 GSC chair!   

    David’s research interests include student success and retention methodologies, collaborative group/team development, and organizational strategic planning. He has held leadership positions in both the airline and higher education fields, where he has gained experience with training and staff development, data processing systems (IT), customer service support and oversight, and federal regulatory compliance. David most recently presented scholarly-research at the 2013 International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE), and attended the National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). 

    2014/15 Academic Year Goals (1GSC Organizational/Structural Renewal, (2GSC Policy Updates, (3Continued evaluation of our Graduate Event & Funding Request process, (4Graduate Advocacy @ SU.

    Committee(s): Board of Regents (2015), Board of Trustees (2015), Vice-Chair of Finance & Strategic Planning (2014), Budget Advisory Committee (2014), Ashoka Campus Review Committee (2014), Academic Affairs Committee (2014), Faculty Rank & Tenure Committee (2013), GSC Doctoral Representative (2012). 

    David is also currently the Graduate Assistant for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) office.  

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    Vice Chair of Finance & Strategic Planning 

    Ms. Huong Le  Albers School of Business & Economics: MPAC 


    Huong is from Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to Seattle, she lived in West Virginia for two years, where she had a ton of fun time with the beautiful mountains and the snow! Huong is currently pursuing her MPAC degree at Seattle University, hoping to sit for the CPA exam this summer.

    As the Vice Chair of Finance and Strategic Planning, Huong's passion is to help everyone love, enjoy, and fully develop in the best possible ways at Seattle University. She loves to meet and get to know new people, and she is really looking forward to the first coffee social of the year on Oct. 23rd! 

    Committee(s): Budget Advisory (2014-15)

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    Vice Chair of Marketing & Communications 

    Ms. Mariquita de Mira College of Arts & Sciences: Arts Leadership  

    Mariquita is a 15-year veteran of the entertainment industry and landed her first gig at MTV Networks. She worked as a Production Associate and Clips Research Coordinator on the "MTV Movie Awards", "Video Music Awards", and the "Superbowl Half-time Show". Thereafter, she worked on the "2001 Oscars Academy Awards". She moved to the studio level at The Walt Disney Company supporting film executives in the development, casting and production of feature films that included "Enchanted", "50 First Dates", "Pirates of the Carribean", "Gone Baby Gone", and "Step Up".  She was offered a Media Manager position at Vubiquity, a digital media company that delivers Video-On-Demand content to cable companies. She has traveled to 42 countries, most recently to Indonesia, and learned to surf.

    Mariquita is in her 2nd year in the MFA in Arts Leadership Program and her objectives for the GSC is to increase graduate student engagement, and provide events and programs that meet their needs and enhance their lives on and off campus.  Upon graduation, she hopes to achieve world domination and better our world at the same time!   

    Committee(s): President's Diversity Taskforce (2014-15)

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    Vice Chair of Community Relations & Development  


    Ona Fisher College of Education: Student Development - SDA 

    Ona is a first year master of education student in the Student Development Administration program. Some of her goals this year as Vice Chair of Community Relations are to foster relationships between graduate students of Seattle University, to create partnerships between Seattle University and the community surrounding our campus, and most of all help graduate students make connections to on campus resources that will assist them in obtaining a meaningful education during their time here. 

    Ona is looking forward to all GSC events as opportunities to get to know the graduate student body in order to represent the diverse needs of Seattle University graduates.  

    Committee(s): Faculty Rank & Tenure (2015)

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    Associate Vice Chair of Community Relations & Development 

    Ms. Suzy Martinez

     College of Arts & Sciences: Arts Leadership 


    Suzy has grown deep roots in the areas of social justice, education and mediation. She has worked with K-12th  students and adults all over the United States, Mexico and Asia. In 1996 she incorporated her business, Expanded Connection, providing communication courses and cultural sensitivity curriculum to schools, non-profits, universities and businesses.  As a performance artist, actor, she is a member of Pasajer@s, a play back theatre company whose focus is anti-oppression through the powerful enactment of individuals stories. She graduated from Chico State with her teaching credential in Bilingual-Cross Cultural Education. She will be graduating with an MFA in Leadership in 2015.

    Committee(s): Graduate Education Council (2014-15)

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