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Graduate Council (GC)


Graduate Council (GC) advises the Merced Division and Administration on all matters related to graduate education. GC establishes policies for graduate education at Merced, and authorizes, supervises and regulates all graduate courses and graduate programs of instruction. This includes making recommendations to the Merced Division and the Systemwide Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA) on the establishment of new graduate programs leading to graduate degrees, and any substantial change to existing graduate programs. GC maintains liaison with the CCGA.
For a complete description of GC’s duties please see the committee’s bylaws

AY 22-23 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

2022-2023 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Hrant Hratchian, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

  • Patti LiWang, Senate Chair, School of Natural Sciences

  • Holley Moyes, Senate Vice-Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (Spring 2023)

  • Albert Dibenedetto, Graduate Student Representative

  • Syeda Tajin Ahmed, Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering)

​​​​​Committee Consultants:

  • Jerrold Shiroma, Library Representative
  • Erin Webb, Registrar

Academic Programs and Courses:

Corresponding System Commitee:

Annual Reports


Melanie Snyder

Senate Senior Analyst