Graduate Student Focus


Call for 2018-2020 UCEA Graduate Student Council Representatives


Deadline to Apply Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm PT

Do you want to be a voice for graduate students nationwide? Do you want to support the development of graduate students within UCEA? Are you motivated and passionate about leadership research and education? Join the Graduate Student Council (GSC) at the University Council for Educational Administrators! We are an innovative group of graduate students from across the country who support fellow graduate students. Through year-long professional development opportunities, networking events, and opportunities to present and network at the annual Graduate Student Summit, we make sure graduate students feel supported and engaged as budding UCEA-affiliated scholars.

We will be filling three spots in GSC this year, as three of our current members will graduate. Through our Graduate Student Summit at the annual UCEA convention, graduate student programming, and other work, we strive to be the voice of graduate students in UCEA. We look forward to reading your materials and hearing your ideas for how to strengthen this work.

The application materials, all of which should be emailed to by Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm PT are as follows:

  • A letter of recommendation from your UCEA plenary session representative (PSR) verifying your academic standing and that the department will cover your travel should you be accepted. The PSR should sign and send this letter directly to with your name in the subject line,
  • A current copy of your CV; and
  • A personal statement (500 words or less) answering all of the following five questions:
      1. Why are you interested in becoming a member of UCEA’s Graduate Student Council (GSC)?
      2. What ideas, approaches, or projects would you bring to the GSC?
      3. What past leadership experience have you had, and how would you describe your leadership style?
      4. What academic service or other volunteer work have you done that prepares you to be a GSC member?
      5. How do you see service on the GSC connecting to your professional aspirations?

Please consider joining! If you have questions, please feel free to email