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Graduate Student Services Forum

November 8, 2017, 8:30 am – 12 Noon (8:00 am for Pre-session)

Mackenzie Room (3rd Floor, Huang Engineering Building)
Cost: $35 (STAP eligible)         

The Graduate Student Services (GSS) Forum is a half-day event for graduate student services professionals. The GSS Forum helps these professionals develop new skills, learn about policy, and understand changes at the University, while celebrating their hard work and dedication.

The event will feature a presentation on upcoming changes to Graduate Financial Services (GFS) led by Director of Financial Aid Karen Cooper, short presentations on new initiatives and program updates impacting graduate students, a resources refresher, as well as opportunities to connect with colleagues across the university.

Please note that we will be continuing to hold a "Pre-session" that is intended mainly for staff with less than one year's experience in graduate student services to provide context around what will be discussed at the GSS forum.

Forum Schedule

8:00 a.m.

Pre-session Check-in & breakfast (Pre-session is intended for staff with less than one year's experience in graduate student services)

8:15 a.m.

Pre-session for New Employees begins (Pre-session is intended for staff with less than one year's experience in graduate student services)

8:30 a.m.

Regular program Check-in & breakfast (Pre-session attendees do not check in again)

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Icebreaker - Dena Zlatunich & Katie Dooling, Co-Chairs, GSS Forum
9:10 a.m.

GFS Updates

  • Karen Cooper, Director, Stanford Financial Aid Office
  • TJ Fletcher, Director, Student Financial Services
  • Kelly Wright, Director, Payroll
9:50 a.m. Short Presentations from Partner Offices

  • University Long-Range Planning
  • VPGE: What's Possible in Graduate Education?
10:40 a.m. Resource Refresher
11:00 a.m. Short Presentations from Partner Offices

  • BEAM Career Education
  • Bechtel International Center
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars program
11:50 a.m. Closing Remarks & Thank you - Dena Zlatunich & Katie Dooling, Co-Chairs, GSS Forum

As a "thank you" for your hard work in supporting Stanford's graduate students, registered attendees will receive a GSS Forum gift (while supplies last). Sign up in STARS today!

Please sign up in STARS for the Graduate Student Services Forum. Log into Axess, then click on the STARS tab. Search the catalog for "Graduate Student Services Forum", and enroll in Activity AS-5001-110817. Or, use this express link.

This event could not be possible without generous support from the following:

Financial Aid Office
Graduate School of Business
Graduate School of Education
Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
School of Engineering
School of Humanities and Sciences
University Payroll
Student Financial Services

Updated on February 26, 2018 10:22 AM