Board of Directors


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



    Christopher Sindt 
    Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
    Saint Mary’s College of California


    Board Members

    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


    Janet Rutledge (2018)

    Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County


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


    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


    Louí-Vincente Reyes (2019)

    Dean, Graduate School

    New Mexico State University


    Andrew Campbell (2020)

    Dean of the Graduate School

    Brown University


    Joanne Romagni (2020)

    Vice Chancellor for Research

    Dean of the Graduate Schools

    University of Tennessee Chattanooga


    Elizabeth Watkins (2020)

    Dean, Graduate Division

    Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs

    University of California, San Francisco



    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


    Venkat Allada (MAGS)
    Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
    Missouri University of Science and Technology


    Jan Allen (NAGS)
    Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
    Cornell University


    Rebecca Aanerud (WAGS)
    Interim Dean, Graduate School
    University of Washington


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