The purpose of the Graduate Student Association is to:

  • Represent the students of the various graduate programs in relation to any office or organization within or outside of the university.
  • Disseminate information to the graduate student community.
  • Provide support not available elsewhere to enhance the educational and professional development of its members.
  • Improve the quality of life for graduate students at Xavier University.

2014-2015 GSA OFFICERS

President:  Megan Trimbach, MHSA

Megan is currently a second year Masters of Health Service Administration candidate. Previous to attending Xavier University, she received her Bachelors in Health Science with a biomechanics concentration from the University of Cincinnati. Megan is interested in hospital and health system operations and looks forward to a career in healthcare. In her free time she enjoys boxing, trivia, and craft beer. Megan is very excited to advocate for the graduate students of Xavier University and bring some new and innovative ideas for the students to enjoy.

Vice President:  Joe Smolinske, M.Ed

Joe is in his second year of a Masters of Education in Sports Administration. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he played two sports and graduated with a B.S. in Public Administration and General Business.  Joe served on student government as an undergraduate and is excited to help graduate students obtain a more prominent role here at Xavier.

Treasurer:  Chelsea Groh, MHSA

Chelsea is a current MHSA Student working toward a career in hospital management. She graduated from the Miami University in 2012 with a BA in Gerontology. After working in long term care for a year, she has come back to school in pursuit of escalating her career. She looks forward to improving the graduate student experience here at Xavier.

Secretary: Hannah Lubman, PsyD

Hannah is a second year student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. She attended West Virginia University where she received her BA in psychology and became interested in working with adolescents in the juvenile justice system. Hannah is excited to meet and collaborate with students in different graduate programs to form a more cohesive student body at Xavier. 



All full-time and part-time students registered for a given term (summer, spring and fall semester) in a graduate program at Xavier University are automatically members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

All graduate students are invited to attend our GSA meetings which are scheduled monthly during the academic year. 

The GSA needs the help of all graduate students to continue improving life for Xavier's graduate students. There are financial scholarships available for those who hold leadership positions within GSA, such as executive officers and program representatives.  So pitch in and help yourself as well as other graduate students!

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, contact current GSA President, Megan Trimbach  at  or the Graduate Services Office at 513-745-3360 (Hailstones Hall Room 100).

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