A Cal Poly Pomona student has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on a state-level financial aid commission.
Devon Graves will be one of only two students serving the California Student Aid Commission, which was created in 1955 to be the principal state agency administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges and vocational schools within the state. Its mission is to “make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians.”
“I am grateful for this opportunity,” Graves says. “I am excited to get started in my new role, and I look forward to serving the students of California and advocating for the access and affordability of higher education.”
The commission consists of 15 appointed members. The governor appoints 11 to represent students, segments of the state’s higher education community and the general public. The assembly speaker and the chair of the state Senate Rules Committee each appoint two members.
A third-year political science student, Graves is currently the chair of the California State Student Association (CSSA). Although his role on the commission is effective immediately, he plans to finish the remainder of his term with CSSA.
Prior to serving CSSA, Graves was the ASI attorney general in 2012-2013. His responsibilities included chairing the Committee on Rules and Policies and serving as co-chair of the Lobby Corps Board.