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Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps@tamu.edu

The Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies oversees all aspects of the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and Thesis and Dissertation Services, advocating for continual improvement in graduate education at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Karen Butler-Purry

Dr. Karen Butler-Purry

Associate Provost

Graduate and Professional Studies

Leadership Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps@tamu.edu

Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost

Administration, Special Projects, Technology Management, Thesis & Dissertation

Dr. Jamie Saucier

Dr. Jamie Saucier

Assistant Director

Graduate Records Processing

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director

Recruiting, Professional Development, and Student Success

Jacqueline Perez

Jacqueline Perez

Director

Business Services, Budget, HR, Administrative oversight

Rachel Krolczyk

Rachel Krolczyk

Director

Data Services

Yvonne Costello

Yvonne Costello

Assistant to the Associate Provost

Assists Dr. Karen Butler-Purry

Ombuds Officer

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ombuds@tamu.edu

  • serves as an informal, independent, neutral, and confidential resource to help graduate students address concerns.
  • can help clarify institutional policies, facilitate conversations with faculty and administrators, guide students through informal grievance processes, and connect students with others who can help. 
  • considers all sides of an issue with the goal of achieving fair outcomes.
  • is available to faculty and administrators who have questions about policies and practices that effect graduate students. 
Dr. Linda Castillo

Dr. Linda Castillo

Ombuds Officer

Records Processing Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogapsprocessing@tamu.edu

  • Facilitates document processing relating to graduate students’ progress toward their specific graduate degree.
  • Advises faculty, staff and graduate students on university-established policies and procedures for graduate students.
Debbie Starnes

Debbie Starnes

Graduate Records Specialist

Dr. Jamie Saucier

Dr. Jamie Saucier

Assistant Director

Graduate Records Processing

Kim Widdison

Kim Widdison

Graduate Records Coordinator

Savanah Sanchez

Savanah Sanchez

Graduate Records Specialist

Stacy Hernandez

Stacy Hernandez

Graduate Records Specialist

Karen Seago

Karen Seago

Graduate Records Specialist

(Part-Time)

Recruiting, Professional Development, and Student Success Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps-grad-recruit@tamu.edu

Recruiting and Student Success, ogaps-grad-recruit@tamu.edu

  • Performs recruiting activities in coordination with colleges and departments to attract high quality, diverse graduate students to TAMU.
  • Facilitates new graduate student orientations.
  • Facilitates TAMU Graduate Fellowships and Graduate Student Awards selection process.

G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development, grad-aggies@tamu.edu

  • Offers professional development workshops, including G.R.A.D. Aggies Day.
  • Shares professional development news, events and resources through the weekly G.R.A.D. Aggies eNewsletter and the Professional Development Portal.
  • Administers the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate program.
  • Partners with colleges and non-academic units on professional development initiatives.
  • Facilitates the Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award (awarded quarterly; ogaps-travel-award@tamu.edu).
Dr. Latoya Morris

Dr. Latoya Morris

Student Success Coordinator

Dr. Morgan Schweller

Dr. Morgan Schweller

Professional Development Coordinator

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director

Recruiting, Professional Development, and Student Success

LaRhesa Johnson

LaRhesa Johnson

Recruiting Coordinator

Graduate Committee Faculty
Graduate Council
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

Academic & Programmatic Support Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps@tamu.edu

  • Academic & Programmatic Support area fields all incoming phone, email and walk-in inquiries.
  • Manages retention of graduate student records.
  • Connects students and other stakeholders with resources and information.
Chelsey Michalsky

Chelsey Michalsky

Graduate Employment Coordinator

Graduate Student Employment and Benefits Administration

Jacqueline Perez

Jacqueline Perez

Director

Business Services, Budget, HR, Administrative oversight

Laura Rueda

Laura Rueda

Administrative Coordinator

Assists Dr. George Cunningham, Dr. Shannon Walton, and HR
Ombuds Services

Linda Thurman

Linda Thurman

Fellowship and Scholarship Coordinator

Fellowships
Financial Questions
Grant & Insurance Reimbursements

Liz Rodriguez

Liz Rodriguez

Administrative Coordinator

Assists Jacqueline Perez, Dr. Jamie Saucier, and Rachel Krolczyk

Susanna Banda

Susanna Banda

Administrative Specialist

Cherise Castille

Cherise Castille

Administrative Specialist

(Part-Time)

Thesis and Dissertation Services Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: thesis@tamu.edu

  • Reviews each electronic thesis, dissertation and record of study (ETD) for uniformity, consistency and adherence to university guidelines for quality.
  • Provides a wide range of preparation support and coordinates release of the ETD for public access.
Clay Bryan

Clay Bryan

Thesis & Dissertation Coordinator

Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost

Administration, Special Projects, Technology Management, Thesis & Dissertation

Dr. Niki Holzapfel

Dr. Niki Holzapfel

Document Submission Specialist

Dr. Vicki Mokuria

Dr. Vicki Mokuria

Publishing Manager

Addie Davis

Addie Davis

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

Amy Motquin

Amy Motquin

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

Jay Brakefield

Jay Brakefield

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

Judie Heidelbaugh

Judie Heidelbaugh

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

Julia Williams

Julia Williams

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

Mary Lou Wilshaw-Watts

Mary Lou Wilshaw-Watts

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

Technology Management

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps-it@tamu.edu

  • Maintains content for OGAPS-managed websites.
  • Facilitates OGAPS Blog Ambassador Program and OGAPS social media platforms.
  • Supports document and media production for staff.
Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost

Administration, Special Projects, Technology Management, Thesis & Dissertation

JaeCee Crawford

JaeCee Crawford

IT Coordinator

Data Services

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps@tamu.edu

Neo Jang

Neo Jang

Data Analyst

Rachel Krolczyk

Rachel Krolczyk

Director

Data Services

National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) Project Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: tamus-agep@tamu.edu

  • Performs recruiting activities in coordination with colleges and departments to attract high quality, diverse graduate students to the AGEP program.
  • Facilitates a robust cyber-enabled social and virtual infrastructure.
  • Facilitates a multi-level, highly engaged mentoring infrastructure.
Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director

Recruiting, Professional Development, and Student Success

Isah Veronica D. Juranek

Isah Veronica D. Juranek

AGEP Program Coordinator

National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) Project Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: cirtl@tamu.edu

  • The CIRTL program is part of a national network of Tier-1 research universities.
  • Offers professional development for graduate students, faculty, and postdocs in STEM departments.
  • Partners with Colleges and CTE to offer local programs such as Teaching-As-Research Fellowship and STEM Learning Community Course.
  • National Network offers online resources focused on teaching/career development.
Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost

Administration, Special Projects, Technology Management, Thesis & Dissertation

Dr. Morgan Schweller

Dr. Morgan Schweller

Professional Development Coordinator

Special Projects

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: ogaps@tamu.edu

Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost

Administration, Special Projects, Technology Management, Thesis & Dissertation

Russell Ramirez

Russell Ramirez

Assistant Director of Special Projects