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Merced Division

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 20-21 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

2020-2021 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Shayna Bennett, Graduate Student Representative

  • Chris Kello, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

  • Robin DeLugan, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

  • LeRoy Westerling, Senate Vice Chair, School of Engineering

Committee Consultant:

  • Jerrold Shiroma
  • Erin Webb, Registrar

Academic Programs and Courses:

Corresponding System Commitee:

Annual Reports


Naoko Kada

Senior Analyst

Phone: 209-200-9728