President's Office Hours

    In response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Council of Graduate Schools' President, Suzanne T. Ortega, will be holding office hours to support members of the graduate community. These office hours will be limited to 10-12 deans who are CGS members and will focus on specific topics ranging from supporting master's students to admissions and retention. 


    Invitations to participate in the first round of office hours have been sent to the primary dean at member graduate schools. For more information, please contact Anna M. Naranjo at


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