Advisory Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy

    Advisory Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy charter


    Current committee members


    John Keller (chair) 
    Associate Provost, Graduate Education and Dean, Graduate College
    The University of Iowa


    Elizabeth Kenney (2019)
    Assistant Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
    Salem State University


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


    Mark Sheridan (2018)
    Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean, Graduate School
    Texas Tech University


    David Eaton (2017)
    Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School
    University of Washington


    Jerome J. Kukor (2017)
    Dean of the Graduate School
    Rutgers University


    Nancy Marcus (2017)
    Dean of the Graduate School
    Florida State University


    Joanne Romagni (2017)
    Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate School

    University of Tennessee Chattanooga


    Elizabeth Watkins (2017) 
    Dean, Graduate Division

    University of California, San Francisco



    Beth Buehlmann


    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.