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Graduate Studies Staff Member Lauded As 'Aggie Hero'

UC Davis Graduate Studies staff member Paul David Terry
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (All day)
This feature originally appeared on the UC Davis Leadership website.

“Volunteer with the people you love and engage in the activities you are passionate about to bring more joy into this world,” says the personal website of Paul Terry. And the digital marketing and communications specialist for Graduate Studies is doing just that.

As vice chair of the Vice Chancellor's LGBTQ+ Advisory Council at UC Davis Health, Terry focuses on improving the quality of care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other patients as well as the atmosphere for LGTBQ+ learners, staff and faculty. In addition to helping plan the program for the council's annual Improving OUTcomes conference, he is often a speaker at the event and serves as its web editor. Terry is also a member of the Chancellor's Committee on LGBTQIA Issues.

In Graduate Studies, he serves as a wellness ambassador through the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-Being Program.

A 2001 graduate with a music degree, he has been an officer of Cal Aggie Alumni Association chapters and helped found its LGBT group.

About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.