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Kate Hausbeck Korgan
Appointment/Election: Kate Hausbeck Korgan
Kate Hausbeck Korgan (Graduate College) recently was named president of the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS). Her position became effective during the 2017 WAGS annual conference, held earlier this month in Seattle.
WAGS — comprised of more than 90 institutions in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico — links member institutions to address and collaborate on graduate education issues; provide a collective voice on international issues related to higher education; and cultivate support for graduate faculty and student research, scholarship, and creative activity.
A social theorist with diverse methodological skills and expertise in gender, sexuality, culture, and identity, Korgan also is a tenured faculty member in the sociology department.