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Staff who work in graduate student services and related areas in the College of LSA are welcome to join LGRAD, a group that serves as an advisory resource.

The goals of LGRAD are:

  • to facilitate effective communication between LGRAD, individual LSA units, the College of LSA, and the Rackham Graduate School
  • to assist departments in preserving and promoting a positive academic experience for our graduate students
  • to identify problems and offer strategies for improvement of existing and proposed policy, practice, and procedures
  • to strive for continuous improvement of services for graduate students and faculty
  • to develop a network of contacts within LGRAD to serve as mentors to new student services staff
  • to investigate and recommend strategies for professional development
  • to advocate professionalism in graduate student services


Visit the LGRAD Google Site for information on LGRAD meetings and events, and to access helpful resources.

LGRAD Steering Committee

The LGRAD Steering Committee meets monthly to determine the content of programming and events the organization would like to offer to LSA Graduate Student Services staff. 


2023-2024 Committee Members

Katie Foster LSA Dean's Office
Abby Barnett  Psychology
Julie Burnett Comparative Literature
Carson Maynard Philosophy
Nathan Sadowsky Earth & Environmental Sciences
Kristen Stamboulian Applied Statistics
Chloe Unrein Sociology
kat wiles History
Chrissy Zigulis Chemistry