Board of Directors


    Christopher Sindt (2020)

    Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

    Lewis University



    Sarah (Sally) Pratt (2021)

    Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
    University of Southern California



    Karen Butler-Purry (2019)
    Associate Provost, Graduate Studies
    Texas A&M University


    Board Members

    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


    Andrew Campbell (2020)

    Dean of the Graduate School

    Brown University


    Joanne Romagni (2020)

    Vice Chancellor for Research

    Dean of the Graduate Schools

    University of Tennessee Chattanooga


    Elizabeth Watkins (2020)

    Dean, Graduate Division

    Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs

    University of California, San Francisco


    Julie Coonrod (2021)

    Dean of Graduate Studies

    The University of New Mexico


    Graham Hamill (2021)

    Vice Provost for Educational Affairs

    Dean of the Graduate School

    University of Buffalo, SUNY


    William Tate (2021)

    Dean, Graduate School

    Vice Provost for Graduate Education

    Washington University, St. Louis



    Suzanne T. Ortega
    Council of Graduate Schools


    Keith I. Peregonov
    Vice President for Finance, Human Resources, and Operations
    Council of Graduate Schools


    Affiliate Liaison Representatives


    David Berkowitz (CSGS) 2019
    Dean of the Graduate School
    University of Alabama at Huntsville


    Susan Stapleton (MAGS) 2019
    Dean, Graduate College
    Western Michigan University


    Carol Beck (NAGS) 2019
    Associate Dean, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences
    Thomas Jefferson University


    Kate Hausbeck Korgan (WAGS) 2019
    Dean, Graduate College
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas 


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