Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 24 Jul - Thu 29 Jul, 2004
(Session 419)

C. Peter Magrath Peter Magrath (Co-Chairperson)

Country/Region: United States of America

West Virginia University

President, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC

Most Recently Attended: (2004)
RHEP 03 - Higher Education Governance in Russia and CIS Countries: Assessing the Alternatives

C. Peter MAGRATH (Co-Chair) is president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), Washington, DC. 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. 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. More recently, he chaired The National Commission on Writing for The College Board. A political scientist with a Ph.D. from Cornell University, Dr. Magrath has served as president of three universities: the University of Missouri System, the University of Minnesota, and the State University of New York at Binghamton. He 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 serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Salzburg Seminar. An alumnus of many Universities Project and Russian Higher Education Project symposia, he has also led several consultant visits by Visiting Advisors Program teams to Central and East Europe and the Russian Federation.