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A Message from the Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Christina Robinson

I am honored to welcome our new and continuing graduate students to the 2019-2020 academic year. This year promises to be an exciting and transformative year for both the School of Graduate Studies and CCSU. The School of Graduate Studies, in conjunction with the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) are working together to form a cohesive community of support built upon the unique strengths and talents of our students (and their families), our faculty, and our leadership. All of this is to say, that the main overarching goal of our Graduate Studies mission is to "provide all graduate students with the environment to develop knowledge and skills to make contributions to their discipline and to the rapidly changing world." There are five tenets that guide our journey toward realizing this mission: Community of Scholars; Scholarly Inquiry; Intellectual and Personal Integrity; Excellence; Leadership.

It is my deepest hope, that during (and indeed after) your time as a CCSU graduate student you will come to embody each of these tenants in way that is truly unique to the individual you are and the goals that have inspired you to join the School of Graduate Studies. To help you do so, we have an exciting agenda this year – full of professional development, networking, academic, and social activities that I hope will help you feel a part of our graduate studies community.  

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if there is something you would like to share with us, please do not hesitate to contact our offices. My staff and I are located in Barrows Hall, Suite 120 from 8:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and are more than happy to connect with you whenever you need us. You can also find lots of useful information in the Resources portion of our website that includes forms for registration and graduation, the School of Graduate Studies handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the thesis Guidelines Handbook, amongst others.

I’m wishing each and every one of you a happy and productive Fall semester.

Warmly,
Christina Robinson
Interim Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, Research, and Faculty Development

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