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Meet the 2021-2022 University System Student Board Representatives


Granite State College is excited to announce two new representatives for the University System Student Board (USSB) for the 2021-2022 academic year. José Calvo ’23 will represent the College’s undergraduate students and Ty Gioacchini, M.S. Leadership will serve as Granite State’s Student Trustee and represent the graduate student population.

As USSB members, Calvo and Gioacchini will work alongside the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) trustees and its committees to ensure that student voice is connected to the decision-making process. Each institution within the USNH—Keene State College, Plymouth State University, UNH, and Granite State—has two USSB representatives, making this a unique and prestigious opportunity for the student representatives. To contact the UBBS reps, please email Granite State College USSB.

Meet Your USSB Representatives

José Calvo ’23

B.S. in Accounting and Finance

Student Board Representative.

An Accounting and Finance major, José Calvo is a born and bred Granite Stater; born in Keene, raised in Goffstown, and worked in Durham and Concord. Prior to transferring to Granite State College, Calvo studied Political Science at the University of New Hampshire where he acquired a passion for advocacy and public policy. He looks forward to representing all Granite State College students on the University System Student Board as the Student Trustee this year!

Ty Gioacchini

M.S. in Leadership

Ty Gioacchini (jo-uh-KEE-nee) is a student in the M.S. in Leadership program. He is a full-time Business Analyst and Relationship Manager for an integrated healthcare system based in Massachusetts. Ty received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Salem State University in 2014. He has led and supported church and college-level music programs in addition to his full-time job. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Ty has lived in Manchester, NH since September 2020. When he is not working, he enjoys running, spending time in the yard, and playing the piano.