Denise is currently the Manager of Graduate Operations for the Graduate School, overseeing overall operations, but specifically the Degree Audit and Graduate Assistantship processing areas. She began her career in the Graduate School in 1992 as a domestic admissions officer. During her 30+ years in the Graduate School, she has also held the position of international admissions officer, admissions coordinator, assistant to the dean, Banner implementation point person, as well as a variety of other titles and roles. 


Academic Interests and Expertise

Wichita State University
BA Anthropology

Awards and Honors

President's Distinguished Service Award - 2020

Areas of Service

University Staff Senate - July 2019 - Present

  • Senate President: July 2022 - June 2023
  • Senate President-Elect: July 2021 - June 2022
  • Executive Committee: July 2021 - Present
  • Parking Appeals Committee: July 2021 - June 2022
  • Policy Review Chair: July 2019 - June 2020
  • Library Appeals Committee: July 2019 - June 2020