CGS Employer Roundtable Members


    Roundtable Members

    Suzanne Ortega

    President, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)


    Earl Lewis

    Employer Roundtable Chair

    Founding Director, Center for Social Solutions, University of Michigan
    President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


    Lisa Amini

    Director, IBM Research Cambridge


    Charles R. Craig

    Sr. Vice President - Science & Technology Director - Administration & Operations,
    Corning Incorporated

    Ken Eisner

    Director, Learning Systems, Amazon

    Betty Fleurimond

    Managing Director, Higher Education, Deloitte Services LP
    & Chair, Deloitte Center for Higher Education Excellence


    Richard Kurin

    Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large, Smithsonian Institution

    Jose Lima

    Vice President, Quality for the Restorative Therapies Group (RTG), Medtronic


    Stanley S. Litow

    Professor and Innovator in Residence, Duke University

    President Emeritus, IBM International Foundation


    Walt MacDonald

    President and CEO, ETS


    Marian Roberge

    Chief People Officer, Global Human Resources, ProQuest


    Christopher Valentino

    Chief Strategy Officer, Peraton

    Sean N. Woodroffe

    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, TIAA


    CGS Employer Roundtable Member Bios


    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.