Board of Directors


    Sarah (Sally) Pratt (2021)

    Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
    University of Southern California



    Andrew G. Campbell (2022)

    Dean of the Graduate School

    Brown University



    Christopher Sindt (2020)

    Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

    Lewis University


    Board Members

    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


    Suzanne Barbour (2022)

    Dean, The Graduate School

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


    H. Dele Davies (2022)

    Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    Dean for Graduate Studies

    University of Nebraska Medical Center


    Thomas Jeitschko (2022)

    Dean of the Graduate School

    Associate Provost for Graduate Education

    Michigan State University



    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


    Kim LaScola Needy (CSGS) 2020

    Dean, Graduate School and International Education

    University of Arkansas


    Kinchel Doerner (MAGS) 2020
    University of Alaska Fairbanks


    Phillipe Edwin Bélanger (NAGS) 2020
    Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique


    Julie Coonrod (WAGS) 2020
    Dean of Graduate Studies
    The University of New Mexico


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