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.

Call us at 316-978-3095 - option 2. General email inquires can be sent to

  • Dr. Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School316-978-3095
    Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr. Enrique Navarro, 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, Graduate Operations Manager316-978-6243
    Graduate Catalog/Publications
    Curriculum Change (CIM) Processing
    Scribe for Degree Works
    Office Manager
  • Carol McCall, Budget Manager and Executive Assistant316-978-6214
    Appointment Calendar - Dr. Pugh
    Graduate Faculty Status
    Budget Director
  • Brittany Hopkins, Graduate Student Success Specialist316-978-6955
    Professional Development and Community Events
    Grade Changes
    Foundation Awards
  • Kaysey Richardson, Marketing and Communication Coordinator316-978-6571
    Outbound Communications
    Marketing Materials
  • Vacant, Graduate Assistantship Specialist316-978-3095
    Assistantship Appointment
    Graduate Assistant Health Insurance
    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
  • Melinda K. Lazzo, Degree Analyst316-978-6979
    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
  • Sally Spina, Admissions Evaluator and Recruiter316-978-6248
    International Applications
    International Credential Evaluation
  • Vannapha Souriya, Admissions Evaluator and Recruiter316-978-3095
    Domestic Applications
    Credential Evaluation - US Citizens & Permanent Residents
  • Calvin Goering, Admissions Evaluator and Recruiter316-978-6954
    Applications for Graduate Online Programs
    Certificate, Badge, and Market-Based Tuition programs
    Credential Evaluation for Graduate Online Programs
  • Receptionist316-978-3095
    Telephone Response
    General Office Support
    Mail Distribution
  • General Inquiries