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Graduate College

Graduate College Staff

Interim Dean of the Graduate College

Dr. Pease provides vision and leadership for graduate education at UNI; oversees administration of graduate programs, graduate recruitment and retention issues, minority and international student recruitment, fundraising, and the support of scholarly research and creative activities by faculty and graduate students in order to build a strong graduate community at UNI.

Office location: LNG 110
Office phone: (319) 273-2748
E-mail: patrick.pease@uni.edu

Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate College

Dr. Olivares enforces policies on degree requirements and academic discipline, processes graduate student requests, oversees the graduate curriculum process, oversees the student outcomes assessment process for all graduate programs, and facilitates the granting of graduate college awards.

Office location: LNG 110
Office phone: (319) 273-2748
E-mail: Gabriela.Olivares@uni.edu

Director of Graduate Student Life

Susie's responsibilities are develops and direct the Graduate Student Life Program, a comprehensive student services program, graduate student orientation, career services, and professional development activities. She also involves in marketing, recruitment and retention. She is the advisor to the Graduate Student Advisory Board, the Graduate Student Social Network, and Graduate Student Ambassadors. 

Office location: LNG 110
Office phone: (319) 273-2748
E-mail: susan.schwieger@uni.edu

Secretary IV

Lisa Manages the Graduate Assistantship funds and Graduate College Tuition Scholarship funds and advises university offices and students concerning guidelines and procedures for GA appointments and Graduate College Tuition Scholarship awards.  Administers and reconciles Graduate College and related foundation accounts.  Utilizes and helps with development of the University’s imaging system for Graduate College needs.
 

Office location: LNG 110
Office phone: (319) 273-2743
E-mail: Lisa.Steimel@uni.edu

Secretary II

Rubina acts as liaison between Graduate College staff and various constituency groups regarding inquiries and any other issues or concerns. Provides administrative assistance to the Dean and Associate Dean of the Graduate College. Assists with administration of all Graduate College Awards, including Faculty Awards, Student Awards, Summer Fellowship, PDA etc. Facilitates workshops and meetings. Updates and maintains Graduate College Website.

Office location: LNG 110
Office phone: (319) 273-2748
E-mail: rubina.chowdhury@uni.edu

Clerk IV

Janet is a Thesis/Dissertation Reviewer and she meets with each thesis/dissertation writer to discuss formatting, paper requirements, deadlines, etc. She receives and reviews completed thesis, dissertations, and required forms for compliance with guidelines.

Office location: LNG 110
Office phone: (319) 273-2748
E-mail: janet.witt@uni.edu