The Office of Graduate Student Life
As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the mission of The Office of Graduate Student Life is to facilitate student learning and formation in their fullest sense (integrating intellectual, ethical, religious and spiritual, and emotional-social development) and to promote an inclusive community of engaged learners while advancing the Jesuit, Catholic heritage and values of Boston College. To this end, the Office of Graduate Student Life provides outreach to graduate and professional students through a variety of programs, services and advocacy efforts. Working together with faculty, staff and student organizations, the Office of Graduate Student Life provides both co-curricular and academic support to the graduate and professional student community. The John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate Student Center is an essential component of the Office's mission, serving as a center of hospitality and community building.
R. Darrell Peterson, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Student Life
Higher Education Administration, '15
Higher Education Administration, '16
Awards, Honors, and Publications:
Division of Student Affairs at Boston College, Graduate Assistant of the Year, Emily Halstead, GSA Director of Programming
National Orientation Directors Association, Outstanding NODA Intern Award, Emily Halstead, GSA Director of Programming
Boston College Student Leadership Awards, The Mary Kaye Waldron Award nominee, Denise Ho, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life
NASPA Region 1 Massachuetts Richard F. Stevens Outstanding Graduate Student Nominee, Jenna Sattar Higher Education '13
Division of Student Affairs Recognition Award, Innovative New Program, Dissertation BootCamp
Division of Student Affairs Recogniation Award, Excellence in Supervision, Carole Hughes, PhD
Assessment Show Case 2012, Most Creative Assessment Poster for Whole Person Education Series
Boston College Chronicle, Dissertation Boot Camp, March 8, 2012