Office of Graduate Studies Staff

Dr. Clifton Griffin, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research serves as:

  • Leader of Office of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Chief research officer for the university, responsible for research policy development and assurance
  • Primary university official for administration, growth and maintenance of graduate programs
  • Central leading advocate for faculty and student research and scholarly activities.
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Jessica Scott, Graduate Program Manager

Serves as primary administrative point of contact for:

  • Provides oversight to Graduate Assistant hiring processes including contracts and tuition waivers
  • Liaison to Graduate Council and Graduate Student Council
  • Reviews graduate-related processes including academic deficiency reporting, waivers
  • Organizes new graduate curriculum
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