Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 03 Apr - Sun 08 Apr, 2001

C. Peter Magrath Peter Magrath (Faculty)

Country/Region: United States of America

West Virginia University

Most Recently Attended: (2000)
An Outlook on Universities in a Globalizing World

Biography:
C. Peter Magrath assumed presidency in 1991of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), USA. With a long history of leadership in international education activities, Dr. Magrath was appointed in 1992 to a commission on the Future of the National Science Foundation to help chart future directions for the Foundation. More recently, he organized the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, a five-year project that has identified key priorities and directions for public universities in the USA. A political scientist with a Ph.D. from Cornell University, Dr. Magrath served as president of three universities: the University of Missouri System, the University of Minnesota, and the State University of New York at Binghamton; held faculty and administrative posts at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and at Brown University; and is the author of numerous books, monographs and articles. Dr. Magrath is a member of the Universities Project Advisory Committee.