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The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. oversees post-baccalaureate issues that on the undergraduate level are handled by Admissions, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs.  Its Graduate Council and Faculty Committee on Graduate Education are analogous to the Faculty Curriculum Committee.

Godfrey Gibbison

Godfrey Gibbison, Ph.D.
Interim Dean

  • Oversees all activities of the Graduate School and graduate programs
  • Chair of the Graduate Council
  • Advisor to the Graduate Student Association

Jon Hakkila, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Oversees assessment activities for the Graduate School and graduate programs
  • Oversees dismissal, probation, and readmission procedures
  • Advisor to the Graduate Student Association

Laura Everett
Director of Marketing and Recruitment

  • Oversees all marketing campaigns and information for the Graduate School and graduate programs
  • Manages recruitment activities for the Graduate School
  • Liaison to the Division of Marketing and Communication

Susan Hallatt, M.A.
Director of Graduate Admissions

  • Directs all application, acceptance, and matriculation operations
  • Tracks and assists prospective students through the application process
  • Develops and manages Banner database protocols
  • Oversees special grant opportunities such as Project CREATE

Robyn Olejniczak
Director of Student Records

  • Manages records for all graduate students
  • Manages scholarship and abatement funding, and facilitates assistantship processes
  • Oversees registration and enrollment processes
  • Manages graduation process and directs commencement activities 
  • Works with campus stakeholders to review and develop academic policies

Erica Shirley
Admissions and Support Services Coordinator

  • Oversees Graduate School and graduate student organization budgets
  • Supports admissions processes
  • Manages Graduate School events and graduate student professional development
  • Liaison to Graduate School Advisory Board, Graduate Student Association, and Alumni Affairs
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