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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

2019-2020 Membership

Ex-Officio (non-voting):

  • Ritwika Vallomparambath PanikkasserySugasree, Graduate Student Representative

  • Marjorie Zatz, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education

  • Tom Hansford, Senate Chair, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

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

Committee Consultant:

  • Erin Webb, Registrar

Academic Programs and Courses:

Corresponding System Commitee:

Annual Reports


Naoko Kada

Senior Analyst