USM’s Graham Appointed to Lead Consortium for Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees

2019-11-14T13:59:12+00:00 November 14, 2019|
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Credit: University of Southern Mississippi Office of University Communications

From: University of Southern Mississippi/ By: Kendra Ablaza

Dr. Monty Graham, Associate Vice President for Research, Coastal Operations at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), was recently selected to chair the national Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) Board of Trustees based in Washington, D.C.  Graham will serve as chair of the board through 2021.


The consortium also provides expertise in managing, coordinating, and facilitating scientific programs and partnerships; influencing sound ocean policy; and educating the next generation of ocean leaders as a way to promote a society that views its well-being as intimately connected to the well-being of our oceans.

Dr. Graham will be one of 14 consortium trustees representing universities, institutes, foundations and companies working to advance the future of ocean science and technology. Eight of the appointed trustees come from Carnegie-classified doctoral universities with very high research activity located all over the country, including Stanford University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of New Hampshire.

“I am honored to serve as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. This organization is advancing ocean leadership from the depths of our seas to the halls of Congress,” said Graham.

Dr. Graham also serves as Chair of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s Ocean Task Force and Co-Chair of the Gulf – Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium. He is also a board member for Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc.

“Oceans are extremely integral parts of our lives, and understanding the ocean’s influence and importance is essential for our future. The work of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is helping to advance scientific understanding of our oceans, as well as ocean education and ocean advocacy,” added Graham.


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