The annual meeting featured speakers such as William “Bro” Adams, chairman and National Endowment for the Humanities, Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation.
Vice Provost Pratt met to advocate for USC graduate initiatives with Congressman Adam Schiff from California’s 28th district and legislative staff from the offices of California Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Karen Bass who represents California’s 37th congressional district that includes USC’s University Park campus and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard from California’s 40th district.
The Association of Graduate Schools is a constituent group of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In 1969, USC was invited to join the AAU, an organization that is comprised of member public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.
USC Graduate School is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) which serves as an advocacy group for graduate education and a national platform from which institutions can examine graduate education issues and share best practices.