Batten Graduate Council

The Council exists to represent the needs and interests of Batten School students.  It helps to enrich their academic experience by encouraging community outreach, special events and professional development activities.  The council also provides opportunities for interaction among students, faculty and alumni, in order to foster a strong culture and close-knit Batten community.

Professional Development Grants

The Batten School Council allocates funds for assisting students participate in professional development activities, such as attending conferences, meeting policy professionals, and providing community service. The PDF Application can be found below:

Special Events

The Council organizes various social events that connect Batten students with faculty and other professional students at the University.  Along with the Council’s signature event, the Batten Ball, the social events co-chairs have planned a trivia night, mixers with other professional schools, homecomings events and an alternative spring break.

Community Engagement

The Council strives to promote community engagement with the university and the larger Charlottesville communities. The Council sponsors intramural teams, organizes monthly service projects, alumni meet-ups and Batten Builds.

Council Members:

President: Maggie Gratz

Treasurer: Ben Yahnian 

Secretary: Matthew Hensell

Community Engagement: Katie Kozlowski 

Special Events Chairs: Katie Brandon & Danny Niez 

University Judiciary Committee Representative: Stephanie Ibanez

Student Council Representative: TBD


Class Representatives: 

2018 Accel Class Representative:

2018 Post Grad. Class Representative: 

2019 Accel Class Representative: 

2019 Post Grad. Representative: