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College of Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean

Contact us by e-mail or by phone, Mon-Fri from 8AM-5PM. Deans office and staff contact information follows.

Bill KosteasBill Kosteas, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Professor of Economics

Parker Hannifin Hall, 227


ShandraShandra O'Dell, Office Coordinator, Dean's Office

Parker Hannifin Hall, 227 

Supports the Dean and Associate Dean—schedules meetings and manages calendars. 
Coordinates and assists with Graduate Council, Graduate Faculty renewal, graduate program revisions, Ohio Department of Higher Education program coordination, and the Graduate Student Awards process.

VeronicaVeronica Hill, M.Ed., Director, Graduate Student & Faculty Services

Parker Hannifin Hall, 314

Responsible for advising faculty and students on policy that governs all graduate programs. Oversees development of new initiatives to enhance the success of graduate and professional students. Manages academic support services regarding academic standing, petitions, and resources to support graduate student success. Supervises processing of assistantship contracts.

MikeMichael S. Hollenbaugh, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Admissions & Diversity Initiatives

Parker Hannifin Hall, 302

Responsible for strategic enrollment management planning for all graduate programs and academic colleges. Oversees University initiative of recruiting and retaining a diverse and academically talented graduate student population. Oversees recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of recruitment staff.

Kyle ReynoldsKyle Reynolds, M.Ed., Graduate Student Success Coordinator

Parker Hannifin Hall, 316

Responsible for graduate student success programming, professional development workshops, retention initiatives, graduate student social engagement, and communications for current graduate students.

​​​​ChrisChristopher Pokorny, MCIS, Manager, IT Support​​​​​​​, Office of Research & Graduate Studies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Parker Hannifin Hall, 303

Assists faculty and staff members of the College of Graduate Studies & Office of Research with IT-related topics, such as retrieving data from PeopleSoft, developing or maintaining certain aspects of the website, or working on special projects.​​​

Headshot - Marquita Rodgers.jpgMarquita Rodgers, M.Ed., Graduate Student & Faculty Services Specialist

​​​​​​​​​​​​Parker Hannifin Hall, 301

Assists with academic regulations and actions including dismissals/warnings; graduate student petitions; grade changes; credit transfers; transient student approvals; thesis/dissertation proposal (committee) forms; master’s thesis form review; and graduation applications. ​​​​​​​

College of Graduate Studies 
Parker Hannifin Hall 
2258 Euclid Avenue, Suite 227
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-687-9370

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