Welcome to the Graduate Student Council web pages, and let
me congratulate you on being a part of our 2,000 student, and growing, graduate
community at Seattle University.
As Associate Provost for Research in Graduate Education, I
work closely with faculty, students, and administrators to strengthen our
graduate enterprise, in all areas. I
work with deans and our admissions staff to be sure SU if offering strong,
contemporary graduate degree programs to you and that we are always improving. I bring GSC and campus leaders together to be
sure that every SU graduate student has access to the academic and career
supports they need, including social, professional and research opportunities.
You have picked a great time to be involved with Seattle
University. Our graduates continue to be
valued for not only their content knowledge, but for putting it to work, in
context of social innovations, both here in Seattle and around the world. We’re investing in our technology
infrastructure, improving our brand, and ahead of our targets bringing in over
$10M in externally-sponsored research that helps fund increasing numbers of
Certainly there are challenges in completing a graduate
degree, but once you have it, it can’t be taken away. In your lifetime, a quality graduate degree
will help you earn $500,000 more on average than employees with only a
bachelor’s degree, and nationally, the employment rate of master’s prepared
citizens is 96.5%. Take the time to get
to know your faculty and peers and build a lasting network.
Katie Myers-Wiesen, GSC President, myself, and many others are
ready to help you in any way we can for you to attain academic excellence and
pride in your Seattle University degree.
I look forward to seeing you at GSC and other campus events, or perhaps
over coffee at the McGoldrick Collegium in Hunthausen Hall. Stay tuned for new social media connections
we also have planned.
Dr. Bill Ehmann
Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education
Administration Building, Room 104