Graduate and Professional School Staff

Who We Are

The Graduate and Professional School provides comprehensive support for Aggies who are pursuing graduate degrees or professional certifications. We are a resource for students from admission through graduation; our staff can help you with degree planning, responsible research, thesis and dissertation review, professional development and more.


Advocates For Excellence

The graduate school helps to establish procedures that guarantee the highest quality of educational experience for graduate and professional students at Texas A&M.

We constantly seek to enhance the academic environment to ensure that students are creating scholarship and scientific inquiry at their highest level. We also foster interdisciplinary and intercollegiate relationships within our programs and research activities, so that our students have access to the brightest minds regardless of location.


Expert Resources

Graduate school staff are experts in all things related to graduate and professional studies. If you have questions but aren’t sure who to contact, you can start by exploring our areas of expertise.

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Associate Provost and Dean and Leadership Team

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Dr. Karen Butler-Purry

Associate Provost and Dean

Dr. Butler-Purry oversees all aspects of the Graduate and Professional School and advocates for graduate and professional students and continual improvement in graduate education.  

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Dr. Julie Harlin

Associate Dean

Dr. Harlin provides administrative oversight for several graduate strategic initiatives such as TATEP, Graduate Research Mentoring, graduate RCR training, and university collaborations.

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Trent Smith

Assistant Director

Trent Smith leads the team involved with Graduate Records Processing.

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Rachel Krolczyk

Director

Rachel Krolczyk leads the team involved with Data Services.

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Jacqueline Perez

Director

Jacqueline Perez leads teams involved with Business Services, Budget, HR and Administrative Oversight.

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Dr. Adam Seipp

Associate Dean

Dr. Seipp provides administrative oversight for several graduate strategic initiatives such as the Graduate feedback and profile system, English Language Proficiency compliance, Graduate Directors development, and liaison with IDP chairs.

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Dr. Shannon Walton

Assistant Dean

Dr. Walton leads teams involved with Recruiting, Professional Development and Student Success.

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Erika BRigham

Administrative Assistant

Erika Brigham supports the administrative needs of the Graduate and Professional School staff.

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Laura Rueda

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost and Dean

Laura Rueda supports the Associate Provost and Dean as well as Ombuds Services.

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Academic and Career Success

Whitney Aniello

Recruiting Coordinator

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Dr. Linda Castillo

Ombuds Officer

Dr. Castillo serves as a neutral, independent, confidential resource for conflict resolution.

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Mark Gleason

Mark Gleason

Graduate Student Specialist

Mark Gleason specializes in working with Graduate Committee Faculty, the Graduate Council, and English Language Proficiency compliance.

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Isah Veronica D. Juranek

Student Success Coordinator

Isah Juranek coordinates programs that help students succeed while in graduate programs at Texas A&M and create pipelines to careers.

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Joelle Muenich

Administrative Specialist

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Savanah Sanchez

Graduate Records Specialist

Savanah Sanchez facilitates document processing related to graduate students’ degree completion.

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Dr. Morgan Schweller

Professional Development Coordinator

Dr. Schweller coordinates professional development opportunities, including G.R.A.D. Aggies and is a key member of the CIRTL team.

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Karen Seago

Graduate Records Specialist

Karen Seago facilitates document processing related to graduate students’ degree completion.

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Kim Widdison

Graduate Records Coordinator

Kim Widdison coordinates processing related to graduate students’ degree completion.

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Funding and Employment

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Kourtney Hennigan

Fellowship and Scholarship Coordinator

Kourtney Hennigan oversees Fellowships, Financial Questions, and Grant & Insurance Reimbursements.

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Theresa Reyes

Business Coordinator II

Theresa is responsible for reconciling office budgets and accounts, processing Non-Resident Tuition Waivers, and travel expense disbursements.

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Thesis and Dissertation Services

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Liz Ramirez

Graduate Student Specialist III

Liz Ramirez reviews theses, dissertations, and records of study for adherence to university guidelines for formatting and quality and coordinates programming to aid students in the preparation of documents. 

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Amy Motquin

Editorial Assistant

Amy Motquin reviews theses, dissertations, and records of study for adherence to university guidelines for formatting and quality.

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Julia Williams

Editorial Assistant

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Data Services

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Dr. Stephen Caster

Data Analyst

Dr. Caster works in conjunction with Enterprise Information Systems in developing the Academic Requirements Completion System. He is also involved in analysis of data related to graduate and professional education at Texas A&M.

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Dr. Yu-chen Yeh

Data Analyst

Dr. Yeh supports the collection and analysis of data related to graduate and professional education at Texas A&M. She creates data visualizations and prepares analyzed reports for internal and external audiences. 

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Support for Faculty, Staff and Operations

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JaeCee Crawford

Technology Coordinator

JaeCee Crawford manages technology for the Grad School, including our website, implements and maintains Grad School processes, and supports document and media production for staff.

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Dr. Rob Dixon

Communications Coordinator

Dr. Dixon creates, coordinates and develops comprehensive communications efforts to celebrate and promote graduate and professional education at Texas A&M. 

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Cassidy Hale

Program Coordinator for Special Projects

Cassidy Hale manages projects that include the Doctoral Profile and Feedback System, the Academic Requirements Completion System (ARCS), and the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. She is also the building proctor for Nagle Hall. 

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Miriah smith

Technology Professional 

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Contact The Graduate And Professional School

Friendly staff are available to answer your questions about graduate and professional studies. Send us an email, give us a call or just come by our office.

Email: grad@tamu.edu

Phone: 979-845-3631

Fax: 979-862-1692

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8AM – 12PM and 1PM – 5PM

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News

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On May 31, Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) President Staci Rende will hand the reins of the GPSG over to her successor, Dahlia Taha. As her tenure nears its conclusion, Staci is proud of how she and the GPSG have grown and -- always motivated by public service – she intends to channel what she has learned about leadership into a life of service on a broader scale.

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QUANTITATIVE BASED FEEDBACK FOR DIGITAL DESIGN SKETCHES

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