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Robin L. Garrell, President

Robin L. Garrell became president of the CUNY 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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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


Robin Garrell

President's Office Contacts

Kimberly McBryan

Chief of Staff, President's Office

Alexandra Robinson

Executive Assistant to the President, President's Office