Contact Us

    Mailing Address:

    Council of Graduate Schools

    One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 230

    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 223-3791 (main line)

    (202) 331-7157 (fax)


    CGS Website: Frequently Asked Questions


    Membership and Affiliation Inquiries, Website Access, and Member Directory Updates:

    Janice Goggins

    Director, Member Engagement, Recruitment and Retention


    Website Content; CGS Discussion Boards, Webinars, and Newsletters; and Online Member Library:

    Katherine Hazelrigg

    Communications Manager


    CGS Career Portal:

    Boxwood Tech


    General Inquiries:

    Please direct inquiries to the CGS Office


    All Media Inquiries:

    Julia KentAssistant Vice-President, Communications, Advancement and Best Practices

    Katherine Hazelrigg, Communications Manager


    Government Relations and External Affairs:

    Beth Buehlmann

    Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs


    Meeting Planning and Exhibitor & Sponsorship Inquiries:

    Heidi Shank

    Senior Director, Meetings


    Meeting Registration and Publication Orders:

    Anita Thomas

    Manager, Meetings and Office Services


    Membership Dues and Vendor Inquiries:

    Peggy Wu



    Consultation Service Inquiries:

    Robert Augustine

    Senior Vice President


    Benchmarking Service Inquiries:

    Hironao Okahana

    Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.