GPAC Election Results

Congrats to the 2014-15 GPAC Board!

The GPAC Board would like to extend our congratulations to the new Leadership! We wish you the best for 2014-15!

Executive Board
Angie Jean-Marie

Kaya Okuniewski

Executive Officer
Brittany Melo

Finance Officer
Andres Vedova

MPP Committee
Francine Tran

Online MPA Committee
Jason Shofner

Social Committee
Yuxuan Ji

And as a reminder, the following positions are vacant. The 2014-15 Board will begin filling these seats shortly.

  • Communications Officer
  • Alumni Relations Officer
  • GSG Senator
  • GPAC Ambassador
  • Webmaster
  • MPA Committee
  • Non-Profit Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Sacramento Committee

If you are interested in any of these vacant positions, please email

GPAC Elections

GPAC is pleased to kick off the GPAC Elections for the leadership positions that will represent all MPA and MPP students in the 2014-15 Academic Year. Voting will take place between March 10th and 12th, and winners will be announced on March 14th.

The only contested position is for Vice President. Each candidate has provided a statement on why they are best suited for the position of GPAC Vice President. We wish each candidate the best of luck as they engage in a respectful campaign process.

The candidates for Vice President are:


Kaya Okuniewski

Rhett Paranay

Jennifer Power

The following positions from the Executive Committee are uncontested: President, Executive Officerand Finance Officer. The following committees are also uncontested: MPP Committee, Online MPA Committee and Social Committee. Each of these officers and committees will be announced on March 14.

The new GPAC Leadership Board (2014-15) will go through an additional process to fill vacancies on the board. Based on the current structure of the board, the following positions/committees will be vacant: Communications Officer, Alumni Relations Officer, GSG Senator, GPAC Ambassador, Webmaster, MPA Committee, Non-Profit Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Sacramento Committee. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an email to GPAC stating your interest.

Fight on!

November Brown Bag Lunch featuring Professor Suarez! – November 15th

Grab your lunch and come learn about his work on Social Justice in Philanthropy and Capacity in Cambodia Nonprofits. He was on sabbatical the last 2 semesters, so if you haven’t had a chance to take his class, this is a great opportunity to meet him. This is an excellent opportunity to network, find research opportunities and be a part of the SPPD community.

When: Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: RGL 103

Brown Bag Lunch and Site Visit to Community Partners – November 10th

When?  Thursday, November 10, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where?   California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 2nd Floor – Conference Room C

Interested in a career in nonprofits?  If so, please join us as we visit the California Endowment and meet with Cynthia Freeman, Program Director at Community Partners.   Continue reading

Brown Bag Lunch Series with LaVonna Lewis! – Tuesday, October 25, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

When? Tuesday, October 25, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Where? RGL 103

The GPAC Brown Bag Lunch Series is back by popular demand! These lunches will feature one of our esteemed faculty members on a topic of their choice. Bring your lunch and learn about a new subject and connect with a professor. This is an excellent opportunity to network, find research opportunities and be a part of the SPPD community.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series kicks off with…Professor LaVonna Lewis! She will be discussing the cultural connections to health and healthcare on Tuesday, October 25th from 12-2pm in RGL 103.

Please RSVP here.