Club Information

plant pathology graduate student association students sitting in a wide circle eating ice cream in an outdoors open green space

The Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association provides educational and social activities for students interested in plant pathology.

Objectives and Purpose:

  • Provides educational, leadership, and extension opportunities and training outside of the classroom.
  • Stimulates interest in plant pathology among university students.
  • Fosters a spirit of cooperation and mutual helpfulness among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provides an opportunity for wider acquaintances with the general public and activities of other divisions of the American Phytopathological Society
  • Be of service to the university, department, other students, and the general public.

Membership: All undergraduate students and graduate students who are interested in plant pathology are invited to join the PPGSA.

Current Club Leaders:
  • President: Michael Richter
  • Vice President: Mahnoor Asif
  • Treasurer/Faculty Engagement Coordinator: Chikoti Mukuma
  • Secretary: Nawaraj Dulal
  • Social Chair/Social Media: Katherine LaTourrette
  • GSA Representative: Chris Termunde
  • Faculty Advisor: Loren Giesler