Graduate Coordinators

Graduate Coordinators work closely with the Graduate School to insure that program operations function in compliance with Graduate School policies and regulations.

Roles and Responsibilities

Although the nature of Graduate Coordinator appointments and responsibilities varies throughout program areas, they will have a primary role in working with students and faculty in their academic programs.

As a standard of expectation, Graduate Coordinators are charged with the responsibility for overseeing the evaluation of applications for admission and the transmittal of departmental recommendations for admission, academic performance, degree completion and exceptions to graduate school regulations.

Graduate Coordinators also have a primary role in coordinating information between their program and the Graduate School office, working with their departmental chair or other administrators in maintaining the quality and viability of their graduate program, and serving as the local agent for the Graduate Faculty in their program areas. Graduate Coordinators may also serve on graduate committees in their programs or academic colleges.

More information about the roles and responsabilities of Graduate Coordinators can be found here.


A graduate faculty member is recommended by their department chair to the Graduate Dean for appointment as the Graduate Coordinator, to serve as the program representative to the Graduate School in matters of graduate education.



PIPER Plans are designed to better serve the research support needs of graduate students and more strategically allocate graduate school funds.

Program Investment Plans for Enrollment and Research capture the funding, research, and enrollment efforts and outcomes of each department that houses graduate programs. 


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Graduate School Governance