Grad School Lauded for Promoting Students’ Success

Barbara Knuth and Sara Xayarath Hernández

Barbara Knuth, dean of the Graduate School, joined by Sara Xayarath Hernandez, associate dean for inclusion and student engagement, accepts the ETS/CGS Award on Cornell's behalf during the 56th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools.

December 13, 2016

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) presented Cornell University with this year’s ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion.

Barbara Knuth, senior vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, accepted the co-sponsored award on Cornell’s behalf Dec. 9 during the CGS 56th Annual Meeting, held Dec. 7-10 in Washington, D.C.

The award recognizes promising, innovative proposals to enhance student success and degree completion at the master’s or doctoral levels while promoting inclusiveness. The winning institution is selected on the strength of its proposal to meet the award’s goals and to serve as a model for other schools. The winner receives a two-year, $20,000 matching grant.

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