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Graduate College Operations

The Graduate College office on the third floor of the Main Building (Main 301) is generally open for student services between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Walk-ins should check in using the kiosk at the front desk. We offer free filtered cold and hot water, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate for graduate students. Please contact us via email at

The Graduate Student Lounge on the lower level of Main Building (Main 010A) is open 24/7 and accessible to all graduate students via your DragonCard ID. Students are welcome to use the lounge space for social gathering, studying, eating, and events. Please note that new students typically gain access during their first week of classes.

Graduate College Team


Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Vice President for Graduate and Online Education
Dean of the Graduate College
Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
College of Medicine

Melissa Richman

Melissa G. Richman, MSED '14

Executive Director of Online and Graduate Financial Services and Planning
Graduate College

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine

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Anne Converse Willkomm, MFA

Associate Dean
Graduate College
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Communications
College of Arts and Sciences

Read her blog, "Professional Buzz"!

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Deirdre McMahon, PhD

Assistant Dean of Online Education
Graduate College

Teaching Professor
Department of English & Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences

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Natalie Chernets, PhD '14, MS '23

Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Associate Director, MD/PhD Program
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, PhD '12

Graduate Student Engagement & Leadership Liaison
Graduate College
Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Teaching Professor
College of Engineering

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Tsz Kwok, EdD '16

Director of Academic Administration
Director of Graduate Multicultural & Equity Affairs
Graduate College

Adjunct Faculty Member
Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

Sandra Strang

Sandra Strang, EDM

Director of Communications and Events
Graduate College


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David Kim, MS

Administrative Coordinator
Graduate College

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Rachel Mroz

Communications and Events Co-op 
Graduate College

Political Science Major
History and Marketing Minors
College of Arts and Sciences