Distinguished Speakers

    The 2017 CGS Summer Workshop will feature a range of new opportunities to build resources and expertise to benefit your graduate school and to network with colleagues in the graduate education community.


    Distinguished Speakers Include:


    Esther Brimmer, Executive Director and CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators.


    Jeremy Anderson, President, Education Commission of the States (ECS).


    Deb Peters, South Dakota State Senator, and President Elect, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).


    Adam Briggle, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Texas, and author of A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking.


    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.