Graduate College

Who’s Who in the Graduate College

Jennifer Waldron, Graduate College Dean and Associate VP Research & Innovation

jennifer.waldron@uni.edu

• Provides strategic leadership for the Graduate College

• Makes allocations of assistantship and scholarships to departments

• Approves Associate Graduate Faculty status

• Approves all theses and dissertations that have passed final review

Gabriela Olivares, Associate Dean of the Graduate College

 gabriela.olivares@uni.edu

• Your contact for any questions regarding graduate student advising, policies, procedures, student requests, recency, other issues

• Acts on graduate student requests

• Facilitates committees for faculty research/creative activity and teaching awards and student research/creative activity awards

• Reviews students for academic probation and suspension

• Advises prospective graduate students unsure of which program is right for them

Rubina Chowdhury, Graduate College Secretary

rubina.chowdhury@uni.edu

•The person to call when you don’t know who to call or need any help

• Administrative support for Dean and Associate Dean

• Assists with administration of all Graduate College Faculty and Students awards, Summer Fellowship, PDA etc.

• Organize the Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting and Award Ceremony

• Process & maintain regular Graduate Faculty & Associate Graduate Faculty nominations

• Process & maintain all Graduate Coordinators changes 

• Responsible for Graduate College website

Lisa Steimel, Financial Secretary

 Lisa.Steimel@uni.edu

• Administers Graduate Assistantships and Graduate College Tuition Scholarships

• Reviews/approves all Graduate Assistants PAFs, regardless of funding source

Susie Schwieger, Director of Graduate Student Life

 Susan.Schwieger@uni.edu

• Recruiting of graduate students. Attends graduate and professional school fairs around the Midwest

• Provides career services for graduate students—resume/CV and cover letter review/advice

• Organizes Graduate College events, such as the Graduate Student Information Meeting, Thinking about Graduate School, professional development workshops, and the Graduate Student Symposium in April

• Responsible for maintaining the graduate student Online Orientation

• Coordinates submissions and production of the UNI Grad Student News monthly newsletter

Kathryn Wohlpart, Thesis & Dissertation Services Coordinator

kathryn.wohlpart@uni.edu

Helpful Links: Graduate Faculty Constitution, Searchable Graduate Faculty List, and Brown Bag Lecture Series
Information about internal awards and recognition at www.grad.uni.edu/internal-awards-recognition