Meet the Staff

The Graduate School staff is a team of professionals who work consistently to provide courtesy, knowledge, and assistance to our graduate student population, program faculty, and university administrators. 316-978-3095 - option 2

  • Dr. Coleen Pugh, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development                                                  316-978-3095
    Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr. Kerry Wilks, Associate Dean316-978-3095
    Academic and Student Affairs
  • Aaron R. Coffey, Assistant Dean 316-978-3095
    Graduate Enrollment Management
    Director of Graduate Admissions
  • Denise Gimlin, Director of Graduate Operations316-978-6243
    Graduate Catalog/Publications
    Curriculum Change processing
    Computer Systems
    Scribe for Degree Works
    Office Manager
  • Carol McCall, Executive Assistant to the Dean316-978-6214
    Appointment Calendar - Dr. Pugh
    Graduate Faculty Status
    Budget Manager
  • Sheree Smith, Graduate Student Success Specialist316-978-6955
    Professional Development and Community Events
    Grade Changes
    Exceptions
    Foundation Awards
  • Sydney Payne, Graduate Admissions Communication and Recruitment Coordinator316-978-6721
    Social Media
    Outbound Communications
  • Connie Owens, Coordinator of Student Programs (Currently on Sabbatical through October)316-978-6241
    Assistantship Appointment
    Graduate Assistant Health Insurance
    Bi-weekly Payroll
    CPT Approvals
    Student Travel Scholarships
  • Denecia Angleton, Degree Audit Specialist316-978-6247
    Degree Audit Supervisor
    Doctoral Plans of Study
    Certificate Completion
    Oral Defense Scheduling
    Thesis/Dissertation Approval
  • Angela Hill, Degree Audit Assistant316-978-6979
    Plan of Study approval
    Degree Audit Support
  • Jordan Oleson, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions316-978-6603
    Admissions Supervisor
    Graduate Student Records
    Enrollment Eligibility
    SEVIS Contact/DSO
  • Rebekah Wagenbach, Domestic Admissions Officer316-978-6248
    Domestic Applications
    Credential Evaluation - US Citizens & Permanent Residents
  • Kaitlyn Harshman, International Admissions Officer (Currently on sabbatical through January)
    International Applications
    International Credential Evaluation
    SEVIS Contact/DSO
  • John Calabro, Admissions Officer for Online Programs316-978-6954
    Applications for Graduate Online Programs
    Credential Evaluation for Graduate Online Programs
  • Receptionist316-978-3095
    Telephone Response
    General Office Support
    Mail Distribution