Awards Lunch and LaPidus Lecture Session


    CGS Awards Luncheon
    On Thursday, December 7, the Annual CGS Awards Luncheon will honor the exemplary work of graduate students, graduate schools, and graduate deans. Recipients of the Gustave O. Arlt Award, the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, the ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education, and the Debra W. Stewart Leadership Award will be announced.


    LaPidus Lecture
    On Friday, December 8, The LaPidus lecture will be presented at 2:00 pm. This lecture was established to honor the late Jules LaPidus, a past-president of CGS. The lecture is delivered each year by a different international leader and visionary thinker. California State University, Fullerton President Mildred Garcia will deliver the 2017 lecture, “Diversity Imperative in Graduate Education: The Need to Ensure Equity for All.”




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    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.