Graduate Studies

Staff Directory

Office of Graduate Studies Mission

The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to provide effective advocacy and high-quality support services for graduate students, faculty, and programs that advance a culture of academic excellence that embraces inclusion and diversity to prepare ethical, broadminded, critical, and innovative thinkers who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be leaders in their fields and to make significant contributions locally, regionally, and globally.


Dr. Sharon Barrios(opens in new window), Dean
Jeanette Trombley(opens in new window), Administrative Analyst/Specialist


Jean Arnold(opens in new window), Admissions Coordinator for students with last names beginning with I-Z
Micah Lehner(opens in new window), Admissions Coordinator for students with last names beginning with A-H
Carrie Adsit, Admissions Coordinator
* International Students: please see International Student Services


Sarah Lehner(opens in new window), Master's Degree Evaluator for students (grad clearances)
Phyllis Yamashita [temporary], Master's Degree Evaluator for students

Thesis Advisor and Editor

[Open Position] Thesis Editor & Coordinator for Graduate Council affairs 

Curriculum Processes/Program Changes

Rosemary White(opens in new window), Administrative Support Coordinator

Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Organizational Chart (PDF)

Student Assistants

Kaya Williams, 
Isaac Arreola, 
Trinity Smith, 

Graduate Assistants

Jessica Alvarado Valdez

Bruce Avila

Donavan Cervantes

Marian Furumi

Kanvarbir Gill

Melinda Jackson

Natalie Lawlor

Deja Shevalier

Jordan Stifle

Molly Tuttle

Jackelin Villalobos