Board of Directors


    Nancy Marcus
    Dean, Graduate School
    Florida State University



    Karen Butler-Purry
    Associate Provost, Graduate Studies
    Texas A&M University



    M. J. T. Smith
    Dean, Graduate School
    Purdue University


    Board Members


    Maria Di Stefano (2017)
    Associate Provost for International Education and Dean of Graduate Studies
    Truman State University


    Janet Rutledge (2017)
    Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County


    Christopher Sindt (2017)
    Vice Provost, Graduate and Professional Studies
    Saint Mary’s College of California


    Kinchel Doerner (2018)
    Dean of the Graduate School
    South Dakota State University


    Sarah (Sally) Pratt (2018)
    Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
    University of Southern California


    Carol Shanklin (2018)
    Dean of the Graduate School
    Kansas State University


    John McCarthy (2019)
    Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School
    University of Massachusetts Amherst


    Paula McClain (2019)
    Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost of Graduate Education
    Duke University


    Josephine Nalbantoglu (2019)
    Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    McGill University



    Suzanne T. Ortega

    Council of Graduate Schools


    Keith I. Peregonov
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    Council of Graduate Schools


    Affiliate Liaison Representatives


    Ernest Brothers (CSGS)
    Associate Dean, The Graduate School

    University of Tennessee


    Jessica Horowitz (MAGS)
    Associate Dean for Student Services, Graduate School
    Loyola University of Chicago


    Joan Norris (NAGS)
    Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies
    Wilfrid Laurier University


    Rebecca Aanerud (WAGS)
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Planning, Graduate Schools
    University of Washington


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