Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Council of Graduate Students will co-host the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) with the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Graduate Professional Council this November.
Over 150 graduate students from more than 90 NAGPS member institutions will gather for the conference on the MU campus Nov. 6-9.
The conference, which is celebrating its 28th year, will offer opportunities for graduate student governments to share practices for aiding students and affecting campus policies as well as learn about national campaigns and policy issues that affect graduate students. The conference will also host the annual NAGPS business meeting where changes in governing documents are approved and new national board officials are elected.
Missouri S&T was chosen to co-host the conference with MU during the 2013 conference, beating out a joint bid from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona.
“The Mizzou and S&T graduate student governments have begun working closely together over the last few years and the decision to co-host the conference is one way we are able to demonstrate the strength of the University of Missouri system by working together on this intercampus collaboration,” says Krista Limmer, Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering and the previous Council of Graduate Students’ president.
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students was founded in 1986 to represent post-graduate students from the across the United States in national policy matters.
For more information on the conference, visit nagps.org/events/28th-annual-national-conference/. For more information on the S&T Council of Graduate Students, visit cgs.mst.edu. For more information on Missouri S&T’s graduate studies programs, visit grad.mst.edu or call 573-341-4141.