Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services

Supporting the Profession Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services

The Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services (AGAPSS) Knowledge Community provides a supportive forum for university administrators who serve the needs of graduate and professional students. Members work across all educational settings from general student affairs to specific schools and degree type. 

Message from Chair

Welcome to the Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services (AGAPSS) Knowledge Community. This KC is designed to support student affairs professionals working with graduate and professional students in a variety of settings. We invite you to explore the AGAPSS website and contribute to the on-going discussions through our webinars and forums. Our goal is to build a supportive professional community for those administrators working with graduate student populations.Our 2016-2017 goals include increasing and broadening our membership base, contributing to the body of knowledge and scholarly work sharing best practices for supporting graduate and professional student success, and increasing awareness of the needs of graduate/professional students within the NASPA community. Whether you work with medical, law, pharmacy, or interdisciplinary graduate students --- AGAPSS invites you to be part of the conversation! We want to hear from you!

Signature Initiatives

Tuesday Topics on LinkedIn

We invite AGAPSS members and our LinkedIn community to dedicate time every Tuesday to post to our LinkedIn page.  All LinkedIn members are welcome to post discussion topics at any time, but making the commitment to login on a regualr schedule will help build our community and broaden your professional network.  

Lunch & Learns

The AGAPSS Lunch & Learns are great opportunities to connect with colleagues and discuss issues regarding and best practices for graduate and professional student support. The conversation will typically begin around noon, allowing you to eat your lunch (or sip your morning coffee) while engaging in the topic directly from your desk.

Our next Lunch and Learn, "Disability Services for Graduate and Professional Students," is scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2018 at 2PM EST. Click here for information about the presentation and registration.



  • December 2017 - Leadership Development for Graduate Students
    CMelissa Bostrom, Ph.D., The Graduate School, Duke University
  • February 2017 - Smart Practices for Working with International Graduate Students
    Chelsea O'Brien, Rochester Institute of Technology  
  • October 2016 - A Move to Hybrid (online and on-ground) Orientation  
    Ellyn Couillard & Heather Petrelli, The University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
    Click HERE to access the webinar.
  • October 2013 - Graduate and Professional Student Orientation
    Dan Volchok, Assistant Dean
    Graduate Student Life and Global Connections, Northeastern University

    Shana Slebioda, Lead Graduate Advisor
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California-San Diego
  • September 2013 - Advancing in Graduate and Professional Student Services: Finding Your Path
    Katherine Hall-Hertel, Assistant Dean
    Graduate School, UNC - Charlotte

    Samara Rasmussen, Director of Student Affairs
    Jones International University
  • August 2013 - Submitting a Conference Program
    Christine Wilson, Director
    UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center
  • May 2013 - Career Services for Graduate and Professional Students
    Ana Rosetti, Assistant Dean
    Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology

    Valerie Shepard, Program Manager
    UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center
  • February 2013 - International Graduate/Professional Students (Orientation and Professional Development)
    Ana Rosetti, Assistant Dean
    Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • January 2013 (Inagural Session) - Social Media and the AGAPSS Professional
    Tim Siftar, Information Services Guru at Drexel University

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Call for Annotated Bibliographies

Mary Hall, National Co-chair is looking to create an annotated bibliography to feature on our website to better inform our practice. If you would like to help or can submit information, please be in touch with Mary Hall.

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One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities. This list contains both our “Hosted Events,” workshops and webinars that we plan and manage, and some “Related Events,” hosted by the NASPA Central Office or other NASPA Constituent Groups. To see a full listing of NASPA events, please see the Events page.


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AGAPSS on Social Media

Have you heard? We're on social media! If you're looking to connect with other student affairs professionals outside of our blog and ListServ be sure to follow us on Twitter, Like our Facebook page, and join our LinkedIn group!


AGAPSS Newsletter Archive

Below you can find an archive of all of the AGAPSS KC's newsletters.

Leadership Team

Knowledge Community leaders are NASPA volunteers who have generously devoted their time to their Knowledge Community. Chairs are elected by the Knowledge Community members while Regional representatives are selected from within the Region. Additional roles are selected by the Knowledge Community.