Award for Graduate Education Project

WAGS (Western Association of Graduate Schools) is pleased to showcase the recent achievements of Dr. Debra Jackson. Dr. Jackson is the associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of academic programs for California State University, Bakersfield. She is also a WAGS board member (secretary) who serves WAGS extremely well. She is both a leader and guide for a project that will emphasize career readiness in graduate students attending CSU and prepare them for opportunities in the workforce beyond graduation – both in academia and industry. This initiative includes multiple CSU campuses and emphasizes “eight career readiness competencies” that have been found to contribute to long-term professional success. Dr. Jackson’s efforts have been recognized with two awards totaling $30,000. These awards were provided by a number of parties, including the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and the California State University’s Office of the Chancellor. For more information regarding Dr. Jackson’s efforts please refer to the following article: CSUB receives award for graduate education project (provided by California State University, Bakersfield).