New Association Supports Graduate and Professional Students

by University Relations

As more and more students seek the advantages of an advanced degree, Azusa Pacific continually constructs comprehensive resources for mentorships, networking, and job placement. To that end, APU launched the Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) last summer. Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, the new program fosters a cohesive and motivated community of students and works toward greater visibility of graduate and professional students’ institutional needs across campuses.

During its inaugural year, GPSGA representatives will lay groundwork and set goals that will impact the direction of the program for years to come. The process began with faculty nominations for GPSGA officers, including president, vice president, controller, and several other roles. These paid positions enable members to build leadership skills, influence the development of graduate and professional student services, and serve as advocates for their colleagues and peers.

GPSGA plans to conduct town hall meetings and offer relevant networking opportunities throughout the academic year to obtain feedback on current issues, facilitate discussions, and expand the professional, social, and spiritual advancement of the student body.