Meadows Graduate Student Council

About MGSC

The Meadows Graduate Student Council (MGSC) is a student organization that provides financial assistance for the academic, artistic, and professional development of students in Meadows School of the Arts graduate programs.

The by-laws below will go into effect on June 1, 2018.

Download By-Laws

MGSC Forms

Download Instruction Sheet

Download Project Proposal Form

Download Reimbursement Form

Download W-9 Form

MGSC Officers

Vice President - Allison Farris

Allison Farris is pursuing her Master of Arts in Advertising at SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute. She is Executive Director of AAF Dallas, the Dallas chapter of The American Advertising Federation, and is currently serving as Vice Chair of Ad 2 National, a collaborative community of passionate, forward-thinking and motivated professionals that are making a difference in their local communities and the advertising industry. She was named one of Ad 2 Dallas's 32 Under 32 in 2018.

Allison lives in Fort Worth with her daughter, Elliot, and her two Boston Terriers. She received a B.A. in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Treasurer - Danielle Ezor

Danielle is a first-year doctoral student in the Rhetorics of Art Space and Culture: PhD Program in Art History. She received her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Wellesley College and her MA in Art History from the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. At Williams, Danielle worked in the Print Study Room at the Clark Art Institute and presented her masters qualifying paper titled "Women's Work: Jean Siméon Chardin's Kitchen Maids." She has also spent time as a research intern in the Art of Europe Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century French visual and material culture with a concentration in materiality and gender politics. Other interests include printmaking, the art of the book, and Orientalism.

Public Relations Chair - Philip Vilar

Philip Vilar is a second-year graduate student pursuing an MFA degree in Stage Design at Southern Methodist University. Originally from Long Island, NY, He attended The State University of New York at New Paltz where he earned a BA in Theatre Design and Technology. His internship experiences include working at Available Light; a lighting design firm and Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. Prior to SMU, Philip lived in New York where he worked as a Design Assistant at Quantum Creative Studios working on varies forms of entertainment from Theatre to corporate events. During his free time; He likes to play video games, read comic books, and exploring Dallas.

Secretary - Austin Flores

Austin Flores is earning his Master of Arts in Film and Media Arts at Southern Methodist University. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Film, Television, and Digital Media with a minor in English at Texas Christian University in 2016. After graduation from TCU; he moved to Seattle to get away from the Texas weather and ended up getting addicted to coffee. Realizing that the Seattle rain was never-ending, he came back to Fort Worth and started freelancing on numerous television/commercial sets. He also created a media creation group with friends called Porcelain Pigeon. The group does commercial work, podcasts, and narrative work. His research interests are toxicity in media, vampires in media, and the future platforms/distribution of media. When he has time to breathe--he enjoys tacos, coffee, running long distances, playing video games, talking indie music, and posting bad tweets on Twitter: @ausflor.