Graduate Student Association

West Chester University

A Note from the President

Welcome to West Chester University (WCU)! We are thrilled that you have chosen WCU to be your home as you work towards furthering your education and professional development; you have chosen wisely! West Chester University is rich with history and is located in the heart of a thriving and lively town. Its administration, faculty, and students are actively involved in the surrounding community and have enabled West Chester University to be a place that every Golden Ram can be proud to call home.

I am very humbled and honored to have been elected President of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). Over the course of my academic career, I have been highly involved in different extracurricular activities logging countless community service hours and helping to enrich the lives of students around me. I consider myself to be a very open minded person who is a good listener, very giving and willing to work hard for those around me. This position as president will give me an opportunity to help support and serve YOU, my fellow graduate students. As president, I hope to encourage more involvement and collaboration for personal, academic and professional support.

I began my career at WCU as an undergraduate in the Fall of 2008 and have continued straight on to my graduate career. Over the course of my time here I have grown to know many people throughout the campus in various departments and positions. As a graduate student it is sometimes difficult to know who we can turn to for support in our professional, academic and personal lives. It is my hope to share with you the resources that I have come to know while here at WCU.

GSA is here for YOU! In fact, every graduate student enrolled at WCU is a member of our organization! The Graduate Student Association has been growing in size, involvement and popularity over the last few years and I will work tirelessly to build upon this. Our population is very unique, we are international students, full-time employees, full-time students, some of us are mothers and fathers; we all have different needs, but these needs can be served.

As graduate students we face different struggles and triumphs each day of our lives. We want to be there to honor your triumphs and lift you up in your struggles. If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do all that we can to make your experience here at West Chester University the very best it can be!

I will work with every ounce of energy in my body to ensure that our needs are met. If you see me around campus or at the Graduate Business Center, do not hesitate to stop me and introduce yourself! I am always happy to meet a fellow student and hear your voice. Please know that you can always reach us via email at or you can stop by our office, located on the second floor of Sykes Student Union in the Student Organization complex, room 216. Good luck to you all in the upcoming year, I wish you the very best in all that you do!

Very Truly Yours,

Alex J. Paez

Graduate Student Association