CGPSA 2021-2022

Chancellor's Graduate & 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.


We encourage any first-year and continuing graduate or professional student to apply for membership on the CGPSA board. Please fill out the survey in the link below by 11:59 pm on October 7, 2023.

Apply to Participate on the CGPSA Board


Chaired by the Graduate Student Advisor to the Dean and the Chancellor (GSADC), the CGPSA board comprises 15-21 current graduate and professional students representing a variety of departments, graduate groups, professional schools, and perspectives on graduate student life. The board’s membership also reflects the diversity of graduate student experiences and identities across gender, race, class, ability, age, sexuality, and nationality.

2022-2023 Board Projects

1. Faculty Mentoring Subcommittee: An analysis of ways to improve relations between students and their faculty mentors. 

2. Community Building SubcommitteeAn exploration of ways to better connect students with each other as well as to campus activities. 

3. Graduate Student Resources SubcommitteeAn assessment of graduate student financial concerns and needs (e.g., broketober, food and housing insecurity, and student parent resources).​​

Board Reports

Please direct any additional questions, comments, or concerns to