Advocacy and leadership

The Graduate School advocates for graduate students. On March 3, 2022, Graduate Dean David Zeh and his UNLV counterpart, Dean of the Graduate College Kate Korgan made this presentation to the Nevada System of Higher Education Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee.

View Graduate Assistantships and Stipends at Nevada's R1 Universities presentation

The Graduate Dean's Leadership Council

The University of Nevada, Reno's Graduate Dean's Leadership Council supports the educational mission of the Graduate School, provides council to the Graduate Dean, and advances engagement with local, regional and global communities in engineering, the arts, and the health, social and natural sciences.

Council initiatives

The Graduate School has cultivated a number of programs that support the mission of the Graduate Dean's Leadership Council. 

  • Promoting and awarding research with events such as the  Three-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Recruitment programs (GradventureGradFIT
  • Professional development including speaker and workshop leader fees and subscriptions to resources made free for students
  • Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Workshops
  • Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Travel opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary programs provide students the unique opportunity to specialize in research beyond what traditional programs are able to offer

Donations and fees directly support the council's initiatives.

Council members

If you are interested in joining the Graduate Dean's Leadership Council, please contact Pam Moore at

Council members can pay the annual dues on our annual dues marketplace listing.