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Dean Thomason Elected President of Tenn Conference of Grad Schools


Donald B. Thomason, PhD, dean of the College of Graduate Health Sciences, has been elected President of the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools (TCGS) for 2014-2015.

Founded in 1977, the TCGS has 41 member universities that educate over 33,000 graduate students, and is formally affiliated with the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools and the Council of Graduate Schools. The purpose of the TCGS is to consider matters of common interest relating to graduate study and research, articulate the needs of graduate education, and influence public opinion and legislation for the improvement and advancement of graduate education.

The TCGS recently celebrated the proclamation by Governor Bill Haslam of March 31-April 4 as Graduate Education Week with poster presentations by graduate students from several member institutions in the Legislative Plaza of the Tennessee General Assembly.