Graduate Education Council


Andrew Anderson, Registrar
Dana Brolley, Director of International Recruitment
Hilary Flanagan, Executive Director of Career Services
Laura Hauck-Vixie, Senior Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences
Trish Henley, Associate Dean, School of New and Continuing Studies
Paul Holland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Law
Michael Huggins, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, College of Nursing
Jean Jacoby, Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering
Kevin Krycka, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Kathleen La Voy, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Valerie Lesniak, Associate Dean, School of Theology and Ministry
Rochelle Lundy, Assistant Librarian, Lemieux Library
Jeff Millard, Director of Masters Program Operations, Albers School of Business & Economics
Melore Nielsen, Dean of Admissions
Francesca Nisco, Director of University Marketing
Madhu Rao, Associate Dean, Albers School of Business & Economics
Jeff Scofield, Director of Student Financial Services
Janet Shandley, Director of Graduate Admissions
Brendon Taga, Assistant Dean, College of Education
Dale Watanabe, Director of International Student Center
James Willette, Associate Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students


This group consists of faculty & staff from each school/college, a Graduate Student Council (GSC) graduate student, and representatives from differing areas that serve our graduate students such as admissions, enrollment, student development, registrar, advising, marketing, career services, library, financial services and others from across the campus. This broad variety of expertise and on-the-ground knowledge is focused on supporting our graduate students and improving their experience across all areas in a coordinated manner, whether it be through academic affairs, policy, communication, student safety, programming or other means.


Recommendatory to the Provost.


One to two times per quarter, or as needed. 

Reports To

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Notes Distribution

Committee members

Chair or Contact Person/Telephone Number

Kathleen La Voy/5396