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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 for Graduate and Professional Studies

Leadership Team

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

Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost for Graduate & Professional Studies

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director, Recruiting, Professional Development, & Student Success

Rachel Krolczyk

Rachel Krolczyk

Director, Data Services

Rachelle Dudley

Rachelle Dudley

Director

Chief of Staff
Budget
Human Resources

Russell Ramirez

Russell Ramirez

Assistant Director, Graduate Records Processing

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. 
Linda Castillo

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

Graduate Student Specialist III

Kim Widdison

Kim Widdison

Graduate Records Coordinator

Graduate Student Specialist IV

Russell Ramirez

Russell Ramirez

Assistant Director, Graduate Records Processing

Savanah Sanchez

Savanah Sanchez

Graduate Records Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist III

Stacy Hernandez

Stacy Hernandez

Graduate Records Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist III

Karen Seago

Karen Seago

Graduate Records Specialist

Graduate Student Specialist III

(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.

Professional Development, 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. Morgan Schweller

Dr. Morgan Schweller

Professional Development Coordinator

Senior Graduate Student Specialist I

Dr. Shannon Walton

Dr. Shannon Walton

Director, Recruiting, Professional Development, & Student Success

LaToya Morris

LaToya Morris

Student Success Coordinator

Senior Graduate Student Specialist I

Tasmin McDonald

Tasmin McDonald

Recruitment 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.
LaRhesa Johnson

LaRhesa Johnson

Operations Administrative Coordinator

Graduate Student Specialist IV

Graduate Committee Faculty
Graduate Council
Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

Laura Rueda

Laura Rueda

Administrative Assistant

Assists Dr. George Cunningham, Rachelle Dudley, Rachel Krolczyk, and Dr. Shannon Walton
Ombuds Services

Linda Thurman

Linda Thurman

Fellowship & Scholarship Coordinator

Graduate Student Specialist I

Assists Rachelle Dudley
Fellowships
Financial Questions
Grant & Insurance Reimbursements

Rachelle Dudley

Rachelle Dudley

Director

Chief of Staff
Budget
Human Resources

Susanna Banda

Susanna Banda

Graduate Student Specialist III

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.
Addie Davis

Addie Davis

Assistant Editor

Clay Bryan

Clay Bryan

Senior Graduate Student Specialist I

Dr. George Cunningham

Dr. George Cunningham

Senior Assistant Provost for Graduate & Professional Studies

Dr. Jamie Saucier

Dr. Jamie Saucier

Assistant Editor

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)

Information Technology

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 for Graduate & Professional Studies

JaeCee Crawford

JaeCee Crawford

Senior IT Consultant

IT Business Analyst II

Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill

IT Generalist I

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, & 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.