Graduate College Staff

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Graduate College Deans

Dean of the Graduate College
William Graves

William Graves

(he/him/his)

515-294-2682

  • Administrative Oversight
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Support for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Graduate Faculty
Associate Dean Professional Development
Elena Cotos

Elena Cotos

(she/her/hers)

515-294-1958

Associate Dean Student & Scholar Success
Heather Greenlee

Heather Greenlee

(she/her)

515-294-9251

  • Student Recruitment and Retention
  • Promotion of Best Practices for Student Mentoring
  • Performance Evaluation of Students
  • Graduate Faculty Orientation & Support
  • Complaint Resolution
Associate Dean of Operations
Michelle Soupir

Michelle Soupir

(she/her/hers)

515-294-2307

  • Graduate College Operations
  • Workday Student Project Oversight

Graduate College Academic Services

Assistant Director of Student and Faculty Services
Natalie Robinson

Natalie Robinson

(she/her/hers)

515-294-5020

  • Graduate Faculty Membership
  • Graduate Catalog and Curriculum Committee
  • Graduate Council
  • Policies and Procedures
Business Systems Analyst
Jackie Kester

Jackie Kester

(she/her/hers)

  • Graduate College Workday Student Technical Support & Configuration
  • Workday Student Campus Support and Training
Graduate Student Services Analyst
Lisa Elm

Lisa Elm

(she/her/hers)

515-294-4532

  • Coursework-Only Degrees
  • Final Oral Examinations
  • Graduation Requirements
Graduate Student Services Analyst
Melissa Stolt

Melissa Stolt

(she/her/hers)

515-294-8003

  • Concurrent Undergrad/Graduate and Nondegree Admissions
  • Dissertation, Thesis, and Creative Component Support
  • English Exam Holds
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
  • Preliminary Oral Examinations
Graduate Student Services Specialist
Ella Meyer

Ella Meyer

(she/her/hers)

515-294-0419

  • Academic Plan and Committee
Graduate Student Services Specialist
Monica Black

Monica Black

(she/her/hers)

515-294-0794

  • Academic Plan and Committee
  • GR ST course management
  • Course Schedule Changes

Graduate College Operations

Administrative Assistant
Alberto Lara

Alberto Lara

(he/him/his)

515-294-4531

  • Administrative Assistant to the Dean & Associate Deans
  • Front desk reception
  • Graduate College event planning support
  • ELA and PFF program support
Graduate Student Services Specialist
Jen Moon

Jen Moon

(she/her/hers)

515-294-8492

  • Admissions Support
  • New Student Orientation
  • Graduate College Recruitment
  • Prospective Student Support
Assistantship and Scholarship Coordinator
Celina Turner

Celina Turner

(she/her/hers)

515-294-2655

  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Tuition and Fee Scholarships
  • Graduate Support Staff Learning
Budget and Finance Specialist
Tate McCoy

Tate McCoy

(he/him/his)

515-294-3804

  • Graduate Fiscal Operations
Data Analyst
Jamie Williams

Jamie Williams

(she/her/hers)

515-294-2774

  • Acquisition and analysis of data on applicants, students, postdocs, graduate programs, and graduate faculty
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Graduate College
Student Services Specialist II
Laura Reed

Laura Reed

(she/her/hers)

515-294-8526

  • Graduate Operations
Systems Analyst
John Clark

John Clark

(he/him/his)

515-294-6248

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Technology Acquisition and Support
  • DevOps and Systems Engineer
  • CorePlus Coordinator
  • ServiceNow Technology Contact

Graduate College Professional Development

Center for Communications Excellence Assistant Director
Sarah Huffman

Sarah Huffman

(she/her/hers)

515-294-0175

Center for Communications Excellence Assistant Director
Lily Compton

Lily Compton

(she/her/hers)

515-294-7996

Center for Communications Excellence Graduate Student Services Specialist
Kristin Terrill

Kristin Terrill

(she/her/hers)

515-294-6830

  • Thesis and Dissertation Review and Approval
  • Nationally Competitive Awards Support
  • LaTeX, iThenticate
  • Digital Accessibility
Director Preparing Future Faculty Program
Clark Coffman

Clark Coffman

(he/him/his)

515-294-3911

Preparing Future Faculty
Program Specialist
Karen Menzel

Karen Menzel

(she/her/hers)

515-294-4065

Emerging Leaders Academy
Faculty Fellow
Steven A. Freeman

Steven A. Freeman

(he/him/his)

515-294-9541

Ronald E. McNair Program

Program Director
Ashley Garrin

Ashley Garrin

(she/her/hers)

515-294-7310

Program Specialist
Regine Peters

Regine Peters

(she/her/hers)

515-294-2059

Assistant Director
Erin Todey

Erin Todey

(she/her/hers)

515-294-7435

  • UST 301/302
  • REU and graduate school application writing support (statement of purpose, CV, diversity statement)
  • Poster and oral presentation support

Program and Special Project Coordinators

Interdepartmental Graduate Program Specialist
Lynette Edsall

Lynette Edsall

(she/her/hers)

515-294-1191

Interdepartmental Graduate Program Specialist
Tiffany Kayser

Tiffany Kayser

(she/her/hers)

515-294-2089

Interdepartmental Graduate Program Specialist
Carla Harris

Carla Harris

(she/her/hers)

515-294-5122

Student Services Specialist
Mary Darrow

Mary Darrow

(she/her/hers)

515-290-3992


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