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A Message from the Graduate Leadership Council

Six members of the 2017 Graduate Leadership Council pose in line for photo together.
Hello, AU grad students!

We hope you had a great summer and are ready to jump into the new semester.

This fall, we're welcoming not only new students but also a new president to the university in Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The Graduate Leadership Council and Student Bar Association met with President Burwell during the first week of classes. We discussed AU's strengths in community and commitment to service and how we can strengthen our community through more effective communication and support.

As you settle into your new course loads, make sure you're following the GLC on Facebook and Twitter to see events and resources that will assist you throughout your academic and career endeavors. Here are a few upcoming student-alumni networking opportunities offered by the Office of Alumni Relations.

MCAR Speed Networking and Kick-off Reception - October 20

CELEBRATE! Multicultural Student-Alumni Reception - October 21

Toast to Graduates - December 16

Dinner with Alumni Program - ongoing

Also, if you want to plan your own event to connect with alumni, check out the Alumni Engagement Award. The award offers opportunities for financial and marketing assistance to bring students and alumni together with special events and programs.

If you have questions or suggestions, or want to get involved in graduate leadership, email us at

The AU Graduate Leadership Council

Mina Kato

Veronica Charles
Vice President of Management

James Lagasse
Vice President of Finance

Kate Schaefer
Vice President of Communication

Portia Polk
Vice President of Programming

Briana Richardson-Jones
Vice President of Alumni Affairs