Devon Graves was elected chairman of the California State Student Association and will serve as an advocate for students with the state legislature.
A third-year political science student, Graves served as Associated Students Inc. attorney general during the 2012-13 academic year. He was part of voter registration drives on campus, in which nearly 2,000 students registered for the first time, and helped update ASI’s Articles of Incorporation in November.
The CSSA is an independent nonprofit student association governed by board of directors comprised of representatives from all 23 California State University campuses. Its mission is to maintain and enhance access to affordable, quality public higher education for Californians.
In his position, Graves will lead CSSA board meetings and the internal affairs committee. Some of his duties include ensuring that meetings run smoothly by preparing agendas and supporting the executive officers. Meetings are held once a month at alternating California universities. He will also attend CSU Board of Trustee meetings held in Long Beach, Calif.