Council of Graduate Schools' President Is Stepping Down

Debra W. Stewart, president of the Council of Graduate Schools since 2000, announced this week that she would be leaving the position at the end of June 2014.

The announcement comes at a time when graduate education faces a number of challenges, including increased calls for programs to demonstrate their worth. Ms. Stewart said that graduate schools today must expand access to their programs, increase understanding among policy makers and others of the programs' public benefits, and