Born from a few GPAs discussing the need for support and development opportunities for graduate advisors, GPAA was created in 2015 as an official professional organization serving the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The purpose of GPAA is to define a space for graduate and professional advisors to collaborate, facilitate the sharing of best practices in graduate advising, represent graduate advisors to larger constituents, and identify and implement areas for professional development.

Be sure to start or renew your GPAA membership!  Dues are only $20 per year.  Find more information on our membership page!



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GPAA facilitates informal opportunities for GPAs to come together to learn, ask questions, and share best practices on a variety of topics relating to advising, student engagement, orientation, and more!


May 2020

  • Please welcome our incoming GPAA Executive Board Members for 2020-2022!
  • Our new Seattle Communications Chair will be Shasta Jennings, academic advisor for the Master of Science in Information Management program. We also will have a new Communications Chair for Bothell, Celinda Smith , GPA for the Master of Nursing Program, and our new Tacoma Communications Chair, Lynn Hermanson, serving as Academic Advisor for the School of Education. Our incoming treasurer is Jen Huberman, Graduate Advising Program Coordinator in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Last but not least, I would like to welcome our incoming Graduate Fair Chair, Jalen Smith, who works for the School of Public Health as Manager for Outreach and Scholarships. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our incoming board members.
  • We would also like to say a sad farewell and thank you to our outgoing members: Kate Gayle, Joe Eckert, Sharon Meriwether, Curtis Black, and Marie Angeles. It has been a pleasure serving with you!
March 2020
  • The Spring Quarter Winter Warmer and Lunch & Learn, co-sponsored by GPAA and APAC, will take place on March 6, 2020. Learn more here