Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA)

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What is PGSA?

The Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is a student-led body dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community among Payson Graduate Program in Global Development students (aka “Paysonites”). International Development Colloquiums, skills workshops, monthly happy hours, picnics in Audubon park, and tubing trips are just some of the activities that have been organized by PGSA. All current Payson students are welcome to attend events and bi-weekly meetings.

Who is PGSA?

You! That’s right. Any current Paysonite is welcome to join PGSA. Meetings are held every 2 weeks in Hebert Hall 300. And check out the PGSA Facebook page to connect with other Payson students and alumni!


Officers & Committee Chairs

  • Rebeccah Lane, Program Coordinator
  • Verse Shom, Secretary
  • Moussa Traore, Treasurer
  • Eric Newberry, Communications Liaison
  • Lisa Paterson, Social Committee Chair,
  • Susan Lightfoot Schempf, Academic Committee Chair

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