GSO Officers and Advisers

2017-18 GSO Officers

Contact the GSO Executive Team:


Perform the necessary duties of acting as a liaison between the community of graduate students and the university administration and Greater Milwaukee community. This position may include interacting with administrators on campus, leaders of other student organizations on campus, and facilitating the goals of the organization. The chair will be required to lead meetings of the executive board and meetings of the GSO council. GSO sub-committee members will be required to report to the chair a summary of meetings attended.

GSO President – Brice Cleland

Brice Cleland is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Sciences (Physical Therapy Department). His research focuses on compensatory movements and brain

activation after stroke. Brice also has a B.S./B.A. in Exercise Science, Psychology, and Theology from Marquette and a M.S. in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Brice is committed to advocating on behalf of the graduate student body.


Vice President

Perform the duties of organizing, delegating and assisting with all other Chairs. The Vice President will be a standing ‘manager’ of each Chair within the GSO, and will be used as a resource to help accomplish the tasks of each Chair.

GSO Vice President – Jill Lukens

 GSO Logistics Chair Jill Ludkins

Community Integration Chair

Perform the duties of organizing community service events, community outreach events, and events focused on developing spiritual and ethical development. This position may include organizing community service events, partnering with local organizations to promote community service, and interfacing with other organizations on campus dedicated to community service. Additionally, this position will organize events to develop or maintain spiritual and ethical principles of graduate students.

Community Integration Chair – Ken Banting

Ken BantingKen is pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. Ken has a particular interest serving persons with disabilities and working in under-served communities. He also has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Marquette. Born and raised from the Philippines, he is passionate for diversity and inclusion. He looks forward to engaging graduate students with each other and the community.




GSO Communications Chair

Perform all duties associated with print and digital media on behalf of the GSO. This position may include managing both print and digital media blasts, managing social media accounts for the GSO, and maintaining and updating the GSO website.

Communications Chair – Christiana Gorchynsky

Christiana Gorchynsky is pursuing a Masters Degree in Digital Communication Strategies. Christiana has always loved the field of communication and digital media and enjoys keeping up with new marketing trends. She has her B.A. in Communication with a minor in Radio, TV and Film from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is ecstatic to be at Marquette University and to be serving as the Communications Manager for the Graduate Student Organization.



GSO Logistics Chair

Perform the duties of a treasurer and administrative assistant, including being responsible for financial transactions associated with the GSO, coordinating event spaces, coordinating calendar invitations, attendee lists, and coordinating event times.

Logistics Chair – Franki Compere

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Graduate School Advisor – Dr. Douglas Woods

Douglas Woods

Dean of the Graduate School
Phone: (414) 288-0327