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April Bjornsen

Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Affairs & Admissions

  • Diversity programs
  • Due process, grievances
  • Collective bargaining
  • Outreach and Recruitment
  • Retention and student services workshops, graduate student events
  • Student conduct
  • Student health insurance
  • Graduate student housing development
  • Winter meetings, Commencement, Open House, New Grad Orientation
  • Oversight of unit responsibilities
  • Graduate Admissions oversight

Programs including: San Diego Fellowship, Cota Robles, Tribal Membership Initiative Fellowship, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Name Exchange, Diversity Forum, UC LEADS, Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, UCSD Howard University Partnership for Graduate Success

In her role with the Graduate Division, April has the opportunity to interact with graduate students before they arrive on campus, through to commencement. She is energized each day by her work with amazing students, staff and faculty.
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