Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services

Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services

The Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services (AGAPSS) Knowledge Community provides a supportive forum for administrators who work to meet the needs of graduate and professional students.  Members work across many different educational settings and often manage diverse elements of a holistic academic and student services portfolio in support of graduate and professional student success.  Program formats supported by our members include both degree and non-degree student experiences, and range from traditional research-based programs, to professional school offerings, to rapidly evolving and innovative continuing education programs and formats.

Message from Chair

Welcome to the Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services (AGAPSS) Knowledge Community.  Graduate and professional education is a growing, diverse, and very innovative sector of higher education, and our KC exists to support student affairs professionals working with students in this dynamic setting. We invite you to explore the AGAPSS website and contribute to the life of our KC via our on-going events.

We seek to be a supportive professional community for administrators working with graduate student populations from across all disciplinary settings!  Whether you work in a centralized way with graduate students across your institution, or with students in a specific degree program setting, you are welcome here.  Whether you work with students pursuing advanced degrees in the arts & sciences, or are fostering graduate student success in medicine, law, business, engineering, theology, or any other setting, we look forward to meeting and working with you!

Leadership Team

Knowledge Community national leadership team members are NASPA volunteers who generously donate their time and enjoy advancing the profession!  Comprised of both functional area leaders and regional representatives, they are one team working to support the goals of the Knowledge Community.  Feel free to contact any of them to learn more about their role or the KC.

Functional roles:

Hannah Chalufour, KC Secretary
Assistant Director, Office of Graduate Student Life, Boston College
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Chris Hall, KC Elections & Member Involvement Lead
Director of Residence Life and Student Housing, Georgetown University Law Center
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Matt Imboden, KC Chair
Chief Student Services Officer, Wake Forest University School of Business
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April Perry, KC Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor & HESA Graduate Program Director, Western Carolina University
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Valerie Shepard, KC Publications & Academic Initiatives Lead
Senior Writer, UCLA Recreation, University of California, Los Angeles
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Jackie Yun, KC Communications Lead
Executive Director, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Student Center, Harvard University
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Regional representatives:

Erica Stocks
, Region I Representative
Director of Student Affairs, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
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Tom Rock, Region II Co-Representative
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Columbia University Teachers College
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Jason Wagner, Region II Co-Representative
Sr. Associate Director, Masters Student Services, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon Univ
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Katherine Hall-Hertel, Region III Co-Representative
Associate Dean, Graduate Academic & Student Affairs, UNC Charlotte
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Angela Watts, Region III Co-Representative
Director for Student Success, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing
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Juliette Daniels, Region IV-East Representative
Asst Dean for Student Services & Enrollment Management, Univ of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
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Philip Covington, Region IV-West Representative
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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OPEN, Region V Representative

Rachael Amaro, Region VI Representative
Advisor, Dept of Educational Leadership, California State University Fullerton
[email protected]

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The AGAPSS Knowledge Community's social meda channels are a great way to connect directly with the KC and other AGAPSS colleagues in a number of ways.  You can find us on Facebook (, LinkedIn (, and Twitter (  

We invite you to connect with colleagues, post job openings, ask questions on best-practice, and share articles on all things related to graduate and professional student support.

Events & Initiatives

The AGAPSS KC regularly hosts events at both regional and national levels, all year round!  To stay informed about both in-persona and virtual KC events, be sure that you are signed up to receive Knowledge Community emails from the KC in your NASPA member online profile. 

We host monthly Networking Meet-ups via Zoom, conduct "Lightning Surveys" on topical items of interest to G&P student servies professionals, host and collaborate on professional development opportunities for members, and host opportunities for exchange and connection at regional and national conferences.

Additional On-going KC initiatives:

AGAPSS Curriculum Project & Training Modules
A resource for developing future student affairs professionals in working with graduate student populations

A Practicioner's Guide to Supporting Graduate & Professional Students
A recently published book, edited by AGAPSS KC leaders April Perry and Valerie Shepard