Robin L. Garrell
became president of The Graduate Center on August 1, 2020. A distinguished scientist and academic leader committed to public higher education, Garrell continues the line from The Graduate Center’s first president, Mina Rees, another renowned STEM scholar.
Garrell came to The Graduate Center after nine years as vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate Division of UCLA, where she had campus-wide responsibility for nearly 12,000 academic and professional graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. She has been noted throughout her career for advancing diversity, and during her appointment as vice provost and dean, enrollment in UCLA’s graduate and professional degree programs by members of historically underrepresented groups increased 40 percent.
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