Gabriel Fonseca serves as the University Staff Senate President for the 2021-2022 academic year. Fonseca started at Wichita State University in 2018 and now serves as the Assistant Director/Advisor to the Student Government Association. 


Academic Interests and Expertise

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Wichita State University | Wichita, Kansas | 2020-present

Masters of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education, Angelo State University | San Angelo, Texas | Graduated: May 2016 

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Coker University,  Hartsville, South Carolina | Graduated: December 2013 

Awards and Honors

Rising Star, Unclassified Professionals Senate, July 2020


($8,500) Ask Every Student uses the framework that full student voter participation comes from integrating person-to-person voter registration into existing processes, such as orientation or classes that reach all students. Every campus has different challenges, opportunities, and context to create a program that asks every student about their democratic engagement plan 

($15,000) The Dwane L. and Velma Lunt Wallace Foundation’s mission is to support a wide variety of tax-exempt, charitable organizations primarily in the Wichita, Kansas area, and secondarily in the State of Kansas, in the categories of: Arts and Culture, Education, Community Development and Enhancement, Social Services and Needs, and Quality of Life 

Areas of Service

University Staff Senate

  • President-elect, present

Unclassified Professionals Staff Senate

    • Vice President and President-elect, July 2020-present
    • Chair, Organizational Governance Committee, January 2020-present
    • Senator, Student Affairs Division, June 2019-present

Institutional Committees

    • Student-Community Center and Clinton Student Success Center Building Project Team, July 2020-present
    • COVID-19 Re-Integration Team, April 2020-present
    • Campus and Community Inclusion, February 2020-May 2020
    • New Academic Partnerships, February 2020-May 2020

Summer Leadership Institute and Wichita State LeaderShape

    • Co-Lead Facilitator, Summer 2020
    • Family Facilitator, Summer 2018
    • Co-Lead Facilitator, Winter 2020
    • Cluster Facilitator, Winter 2019

Search Committee Member

    • Coordinator of First Year Programs, Fall 2019
    • Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Spring 2019
    • Residence Life Coordinator, Fall 2018