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Robin L. Garrell, President

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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Communications

May 23, 2022

Congrats to Our Grads and Thank You

Dear Graduate Center community, As we close the academic year, please join me in celebrating the many achievements of our students and faculty. First, congratulations...

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  • Community Message

Apr 26, 2022

GC Forward #17: Get Tested, Stay Safe

Dear Graduate Center community, Welcome back from spring break. We encourage everyone, especially those returning from travel, to take advantage of the free, on-site COVID-19...

  • Community Message

Mar 2, 2022

On the Crisis in Ukraine

Dear Graduate Center community, The invasion of Ukraine is an unprovoked attack on democracy and humanity. For me, the assault strikes very close to home...

  • Community Message

From the President

I am honored to be chosen to serve as the next President of the Graduate Center, which is world-renowned for its exceptional scholarship and public-facing research​. I am excited to lead a center that serves as a national model for graduate education in an urban setting, preparing diverse students to become leaders in innovation, public service and research who will shape the city, region and nation for years to come.

— Robin Garrell

President

Robin Garrell

President's Office Contacts

Kimberly McBryan

Chief of Staff, President's Office

Alexandra Robinson

Executive Assistant to the President, President's Office

Julie Vanegas

Administrative Assistant, President's Office