Director of Graduate Students

Director of Graduate Studies



Position: Director of Graduate Studies

Slogan: No one left behind!

Instagram: @

Candidate Statement: 

Hello Fellow Hornets! My name is Hisham Hussain and I am running for Director of Graduate Studies. I am a Masters In Computer Science student here at Sac State.As a graduate student, I stand before you today as someone who has walked in your shoes, someone who understands the unique struggles that come with pursuing a graduate degree. I know what it feels like to struggle to register for classes and get instituition’s support.

I have deep compassion and respect for the sacrifice for a higher education & I am committed to advocating for student community. 

This year I was a part of the CSSA, & I have advocated for various bills at the Capitol at Senator Niello’s office as a team. 
We have discussed legislation such as Student Debt Relief ,bill to prevent registration holds if students owe debt to University,bill to prevent scholarships to be considered as income,expand access of Food Assistance & bill to allow CSU to offer PHDs.

I believe we have a common goal, better conditions for students.I will work to ensure that student voices are heard & that our concerns are represented at all levels of the university.I want everyone to have a seat at the table. 

This is about us, what we can do together to set policies in a way that serves students better.I ask for your trust and support to negotiate,fight and work on your behalf.

So I ask you today, to stand with me, to work with me, and to fight alongside me. Lets make Sac State a place where students thrive,a place where you can pursue your dreams and reach fullest potential.



Position: Director of Graduate Studies

Slogan: Knowledge is power.

Instagram: @sashareen_

Candidate Statement: 

Hello Hornets, I am Sashareen Arthur-Nembhard ( she, her), a Jamaican. Who earned her Bachelors of Arts in Social Worker ( Honors) and later enrolled in the Masters in Social Work at California State University, Sacramento ( CSUS); currently in year 1; currently interning at Kaiser ; delivering services , networking and being resourceful to members of the community. I have been a member of the hornet family and community for three years where i am serving in clubs and participating in community events. I served as the Event Coordinator for the Social Work Student Association ( SWSA) and as a Undergraduate student ambassador to the office of Admissions and Out Reach – CSUS for two years. Outside of school, work and serving the Sac Stae community , i am serving as the Vice President of an elementry school site council committe ( 2 years) and a Lobby Day team leader for the National Association for Social Workers ( NASW) , California chapter ( 2022). Now, i take great pleasure in running as a candidate as Director of Graduate Studies, serving you with a diversified set of skills knowledge and network, fostering Anti racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for our grads. Where studnets are seen, herd and acknowleged.                                                                                                                   
Let’s take this journey together vote me as the director of Graduate Studies.Thank you for voting on April 12 and 13 when the polls are open. Knowldge is power and STINGERS UP, HORNETS!