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Grad College Virtual Front Desk

Graduate Virtual Desk
The College of Graduate Studies is currently providing remote services. Contact us by phone, Mon-Fri from 8AM-5PM, or send us an email. Deans office and staff contact information is listed below.

College of Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean

Interim Dean 2020

John Holcomb, PhD, Interim Dean
Professor of Mathematics       

Parker Hannifin Hall, 227

Assoc Dean Kosteas

​​​​​​​Billy Kosteas, PhD, Associate Dean
Professor of Economics

Parker Hannifin Hall, 229


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

S O'DellParker Hannifin Hall, 227​​​​​​​

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. Supports the Dean and Associate Dean—schedules meetings and manages calendars.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Veronica Hill, M.Ed., Specialist, Graduate Student Services

Parker Hannifin Hall, 301

Assists with Academic Regulations and Actions including:  Dismissals/Warnings; Graduate Student Petitions; Grade Changes; Credit Transfers; Transient Approvals; Thesis/Dissertation Proposal (Committee) Forms; Master's Thesis Format review; and Graduation Applications.

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

Parker Hannifin Hall, 302

​​​​​​​Tonita May, M.Ed., Coordinator, Graduate Student Services

Parker Hannifin Hall, 308

Coordinates and supervises administrative office functions related to graduate student services. Also provides administrative assistance and support to the Director of Graduate Recruitment and the College of Graduate Studies. 

Stephanie Nunley, MBA, Coordinator, Graduate Student Recruitment

Parker Hannifin Hall, 312SNunley (admis)

Facilitates graduate recruitment and the graduate admission process for prospective students. Assists the Graduate Recruitment Director in implementing strategies, plans, programs and services to support University goals of attracting and graduating an academically talented and diverse graduate student population. ​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Patricia Otcasek, MBA, M.Ed, Manager, Graduate Student Resource Center

​​​​​​​ParPCOker Hannifin Hall, 316
es West, 238 (by appt.)
Manages the Grad Student Resource Center & Lounge. Plans and implements academic support services, advocacy, community-building, and professional development resources and training for graduate students. Liaises with colleges, community partners, and campus services, to connect students to a network of resources, information, and opportunities.

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

C Pokorny​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


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


View the College of Graduate Studies Organizational Chart  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​