Board of Directors

    Chair

    Nancy Marcus
    Dean, Graduate School
    Florida State University

     

    Chair-Elect

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

     

    Past-Chair

    M. J. T. Smith
    Dean, Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
    University of Texas at Austin

     

    Board Members

    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

     

    James Wimbush (2017)

    Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

    Dean, The University Graduate School

     

    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

     

    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

     

    Ex-Officios 

    Suzanne T. Ortega
    President 
    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)
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Planning, Graduate Schools
    University of Washington

     

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