GPAC Opportunities

Elected Representatives Elected Representatives are the members, elected by the student body, who serve on the various standing committees and who make up the GPAC general assembly.  For elected representative opportunities, please see the Standing Committees Page. Appointments Appointments happen in the fall and spring semesters.  They are specialized positions that provide an opportunity for students outside of GPAC to become involved in the leadership of the LBJ School.  Any member of the LBJ student body is eligible for appointment, unless otherwise stated.  Students outside of GPAC are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. Appointments to be made in the Fall: Barbara Jordan National Forum Co-chairs: 
  • Work with GPAC and the LBJ student body to determine and execute the vision of the Barbara Jordan National Forum
  • Responsible for organizing a committee of interested students to carry out all aspects of the Barbara Jordan National Forum, including but not limited to, planning, marketing, fundraising, guest hospitality, and event logistics
  • Responsible for ensuring all activities associated with the Barbara Jordan National Forum meet the timelines established.
Graduate Student Assembly Representative: 
  • Represent LBJ Student Interests in the Graduate Student Assembly
  • Regularly update GPAC on the activities of the Graduate Student Assembly
Faculty Recruitment Representative (as needed): 
  • Represent student interests on the faculty recruitment committee
  • Attend faculty recruitment meetings
  • Solicit student input on faculty hires
  • Regularly update GPAC on the activities of the Faculty Recruitment Committee
Senate for College Councils Representative: 
  • Represent LBJ student interests in the Senate of College Councils Assembly meetings
  • Regularly update GPAC on the activities of the Senate of College Councils
University of Texas Student Government Representative: 
  • Represent LBJ student interests in the University of Texas Student Government Assembly meetings
  • Regularly update GPAC on the activities of The University of Texas Student Government
  Appointments to be made in the Spring Summer Transition Chairs: 
  • Candidate must plan to be in Austin for the majority of the summer and for the entire period of Camp LBJ and Orientation Week
  • Responsible for organizing a committee of interested students to carry out summer orientation activities
  • Work with Graduate Advisor, faculty, and other administrators to plan and implement both Camp LBJ and Orientation Week
  • Plan a wide variety of activities to meet the interests of the incoming class and introduce them to Austin and to the LBJ School both academically and socially
International Student Mentor Coordinators:
  • Candidate must plan to be in Austin for the majority of the summer and for the entire period of Camp LBJ and Orientation Week
  • Solicit mentors who are responsible and personable
  • ensure mentors remain in contact with international students and provide academic assistance throughout the entire school year
  • Provide a forum for international student concerns
  • Promptly communicate any such concerns to the GPAC Academic and Internal Affairs Committee