Award Description The GradFUTURES GRADitude Award for Advancing Graduate Professional Development recognizes national leaders who have influenced the field of graduate professional development in profound and substantial ways. Awardees--either individual or organizations--are recognized at the Annual GradFUTURES Professional Development Working Group GRADitude Luncheon, where they are invited to deliver a keynote address. 2022 Awardee: Leonard Cassuto In recognition of his pioneering work modeling and promoting graduate student professional development at the local and national levels, the 2022 GRADitude Award for Advancing Graduate Professional Development is presented to Dr. Leonard Cassuto, aka “America’s Graduate Adviser." Leonard Cassuto GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Convener Website http://www.lcassuto.com "I've been concerned with graduate education and graduate student professional development for more than a decade, and have seen it tried at many campuses nationwide. Princeton is doing it right. I'm impressed with what I see here, and grateful to do my part to help. GradFUTURES is a terrific program, the state of the art."