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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. Mark Zoran

Dr. Mark Zoran

Acting Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

Leadership Team

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

Dr. Leonard Bright

Dr. Leonard Bright

Assistant Provost

Professional Development

Dr. Rosana Moreira

Dr. Rosana Moreira

Assistant Provost

Recruiting and Student Success

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director

Recruiting and Student Success

Rachel Krolczyk

Rachel Krolczyk

Director, Graduate Records Processing and Thesis & Dissertation Services

Rachelle Dudley

Rachelle Dudley

Director

Chief of Staff
Budget
Human Resources

Yvonne Costello

Yvonne Costello

Assistant to Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

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. Teresa Wilcox

Dr. Teresa Wilcox

Ombuds Officer

Professional Development Team

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

  • Administers Professional Development Repository.
  • Partners with colleges and non-academic units on professional development initiatives.
  • Offers professional development workshops.
  • Facilitates OGAPS workshops.
Dr. Leonard Bright

Dr. Leonard Bright

Assistant Provost

Professional Development

Natalie Zgabay

Natalie Zgabay

Professional Development Coordinator

Senior Graduate Student Specialist I

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

Graduate Student Specialist III

Kim Widdison

Kim Widdison

Graduate Records Coordinator

Graduate Student Specialist IV

Rachel Krolczyk

Rachel Krolczyk

Director, Graduate Records Processing and Thesis & Dissertation Services

Russell Ramirez

Russell Ramirez

Assistant Director, Graduate Records Processing

Assistant Director

Savanah Sanchez

Savanah Sanchez

Graduate Records Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist III

Tyler Fadal

Tyler Fadal

Graduate Records Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist III

Karen Seago

Karen Seago

Graduate Records Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist III

(Part-Time)

Recruiting and Student Success Team

Phone: 979-845-3631 | Email: 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.
Dr. Rosana Moreira

Dr. Rosana Moreira

Assistant Provost

Recruiting and Student Success

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director

Recruiting and Student Success

Tasmin McDonald

Tasmin McDonald

Student Success Coordinator

Graduate Student Specialist IV

Dr. Anna Du

Dr. Anna Du

Management Analyst

(Part-Time)

Data Analysis and Survey Coordination

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.
Haley Galloway

Haley Galloway

Graduate Support Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist II

JaeCee Crawford

JaeCee Crawford

Senior IT Consultant

LaRhesa Johnson

LaRhesa Johnson

Operations Administrative Coordinator

Graduate Student Specialist IV

Graduate Committee Faculty
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers
Assists Dr. Rosana Moreira

Laura Rueda

Laura Rueda

Administrative Assistant

Assists Rachel Krolczyk, Dr. Rosana Moreira, and Dr. Shannon Walton

Linda Thurman

Linda Thurman

Graduate Student Specialist IV

Assists Rachelle Dudley
Fellowships
Financial Questions
Grant & Insurance Reimbursements

Rachelle Dudley

Rachelle Dudley

Director

Chief of Staff
Budget
Human Resources

Stacy Hernandez

Stacy Hernandez

Graduate Support Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist II

Leslie Woods

Leslie Woods

Administrative Assistant

(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.
Amy Motquin

Amy Motquin

Assistant Editor

Ashley Schmitt

Ashley Schmitt

Assistant Editor

Dan Kiniry

Dan Kiniry

Editorial Assistant

Rachel Krolczyk

Rachel Krolczyk

Director, Graduate Records Processing and Thesis & Dissertation Services

Jen Rosenberg

Jen Rosenberg

Editorial Assistant

(Part-Time)

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. Rosana Moreira

Dr. Rosana Moreira

Assistant Provost

Recruiting and Student Success

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director

Recruiting and Student Success

Isah Veronica D. Juranek

Isah Veronica D. Juranek

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 23 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. Leonard Bright

Dr. Leonard Bright

Assistant Provost

Professional Development

Natalie Zgabay

Natalie Zgabay

Professional Development Coordinator

Senior Graduate Student Specialist I