Advisory Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy

    Advisory Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy charter


    Current committee members


    Jennifer Hart (2021) -- Chair
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Associate Vice Provost for Advanced Studies
    University of Missouri, Columbia


    Carol Genetti (2020)
    Anne and Michael Towbes Graduate Dean
    University of California, Santa Barbara


    Brian Kloeppel (2020)
    Dean, Graduate School and Research
    Western Carolina University


    Michelle Penn-Marshall (2020)
    Vice President for Research, Associate Provost, and Dean, Graduate College
    Hampton University


    Mark Sheridan (2020)
    Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Dean, Graduate School
    Texas Tech University


    Roberta Brooke (2021) 
    Director, Graduate Studies
    Eastern Washington University


    Ernest Brothers (2021) 
    Associate Dean, Graduate School
    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


    W. Constinia Charbonette (2021)
    Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, John Chambers College of Business and Economics
    West Virginia University


    David Jackson, Jr. (2021) 
    Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate College
    Florida A&M University


    Elizabeth Kenney (2021)
    Assistant Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
    Salem State University



    Lauren Inouye


    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 voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    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.