The Office of Graduate Studies

How students can schedule an appointment with the Dean?

If students would like to schedule an appointment with a Dean in the Office of Graduate Studies, there are two options:

Option One: Students may come to open office hours held by Dr. Ben Porter, Associate Dean of Graduate Student Success, on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Dr. Porter is highly knowledgeable about graduate education and works closely with Dean Underwood. The purpose of these office hours is to provide graduate students an opportunity to seek guidance and support (please note that requests for signatures should be directed to Ms. Tamra Jackson, see How To Get a Form Signed by the Graduate Dean.)

Option Two: Students may contact Ms. Tamra Jackson to schedule an appointment with Dean Underwood. Prior to scheduling a meeting, Dean Underwood requests that you provide Ms. Jackson with a short, written summary of your attempts to resolve the issue at the program level, as well as forwarding to her all email communication or memos that document your efforts to work with your program advisors and faculty to address your concern.