The Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA) strives to empower graduate students to contribute to the enrichment of their education and program through active scholarship, community building, and professional networking. SAGA also strives to uphold the mission and values of GVSU and the college of education in all its functions and programming.
Some of the opportunities provided by SAGA include social events, professional development opportunities, CSAL orientation events, and community outreach in the greater Grand Rapids and Grand Valley communities.
SAGA also provides financial assistance to students in the CSAL program. Guidelines for funding are determined by SAGA and the Graduate Student Association (GSA). For a full list of GFC funding regulations please visit the GFC website at http://www.gvsu.edu/gsa/graduate-funding-board-9.htm.
Jake completed his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois-Springfield where he received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He currently holds the graduate assistant position in the Dean of Students office working with Aaron Haight.
Megan graduated from Central Michigan University with her bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Service Administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Megan started her time in the CSAL program participating in the mentor program. She is now holds the Campus Programming graduate assistant position in the Office of Student Life.
Ashleigh finished her degree in Secondary Education focusing on Spanish with a minor in Health at the University of Michigan. After participating in the mentor program for a semester, Ashleigh was offered an assistantship at Grand Rapids Community College working in the office of student life and conduct.
Amber joined the GVSU CSAL program from Western Michigan University where she double majored in behavioral science and anthropology. She was also a member of the mentor program when she started CSAL and is now the graduate assistant in the Student Academic Success Center working with tutoring.