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Representation and Leadership

Know Your Representatives

Your campus representatives are fellow students who serve in leadership roles in order to listen to and advocate on behalf of the UC Davis student body. These student leaders play a vital role at the university and meet often with university administration to ensure graduate and undergraduate student perspectives are heard and factored into decision-making processes.

These campus leaders also create and implement programs designed to foster community and enrich the lives of graduate and undergraduate students across the campus.

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Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Chancellor

As a key leadership position, the Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies and to the Chancellor (GSADC) is the campus graduate student representative serving as a voice for graduate student concerns, needs and perspectives. In addition to their work with the Chancellor, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Council and other campus administrators, the GSADC meets with graduate students, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and other graduate student groups and organizations. 

2019-2020 Chancellor's Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board Members (left to right) Front: Kristin Bush, Samantha Pereira, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu, Chidera Alim, Dorothy Hoang, Chancellor Gary May, Katti Crakes, Slande Erole, Samuel Pizelo, Angelica Maria Sauceda, Ginger Alonso. Back: Dean JP Delplanque, Doreen Joseph, Breanne Weber, Allison Fulton, Gwyneth Manser, Jill Huynh, Tara Caso, CS Karl Engelbach

Chancellor's Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board

The CGPSA board was established to facilitate direct communication between the Chancellor and graduate and professional students at the University of California, Davis. The board informs students about activities within the Offices of the Chancellor and provides comprehensive recommendations to the Chancellor on areas of graduate and professional student need. The purpose of the Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board is to advise the Office of the Chancellor and advocate on the behalf of graduate and professional students.

Roy Taggueg, president of the Graduate Student Association, stands in front of Walker Hall, which will be renovated as a hub for graduate student services. (Greg Urquiaga/UC Davis)

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the primary governing body for graduate students at UC Davis and our constitution was first ratified in 1974. Today, we represent over 5,000 students and advocate for their academic success and well-being. 

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Postdoctoral Scholar Association

The Postdoctoral Scholars Association (PSA) provides resources, information and representation for postdoctoral scholars on the UC Davis campus. The PSA also strives to create a stronger sense of community through an e-mail listserv, website and social activities.