Cordial congratulations! Dean Karen DePauw receives National Award

Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw received a national award for outstanding leadership from the Council of Graduate Schools

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The Council of Graduate Schools’ Board of Directors honored Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw with the first Debra W. Stewart Award for outstanding leadership in graduate education.

DePauw received the award at a luncheon on Thursday during the Council’s 56th annual conference in Washington D.C.

In his nomination letter, Senior Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis wrote, “Dean DePauw’s extensive contributions to graduate education, spanning state, regional, national, and international levels, cannot be overestimated. She works tirelessly and continuously to examine how graduate education should be changed and improved to prepare students to meet future challenges and exploit emerging opportunities.”

Alumni Distinguished Professor and associate dean of the Graduate School Rosemary Blieszner called DePauw “an extraordinary leader for innovative graduate education at Virginia Tech and around the globe.”

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Christine Janine Wittlin