Graduate College Staff Listing

Staff members have a wide variety of scholarly backgrounds and personal interests, but they all share a common desire to help students facilitate their graduate school experience and assist faculty and staff in the management of graduate programs. Take a moment to become familiar with the individuals in the Graduate College whose motto is: 100% Solutions!

Kate Hausbeck Korgan, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Graduate College
kate.korgan@unlv.edu
702-895-0446
FDH 305
Bio

Kendall Hartley, Ph.D., Associate Dean
kendall.hartley@unlv.edu
702-895-1039
FDH 303
Bio

Position Open, Executive Assistant to the Dean
702-895-0446
FDH 304

Graduate College Systems & Data

Janine Barrett, Executive Director of Systems and Operations
janine.barrett@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 302
Coordinates day-to-day operations of the College; designs, builds, and maintains our electronic systems; supervises and coordinates data collection and analysis; supports staff and constituents use of GC systems; supervises Recruitment, Admissions & Records, and Data teams.

Position Open, Data Analyst (Part Time)
702-895-3320
FDH 361
Provides support to the Executive Director of Systems and Operations by handling complex data analyses, data preparation and reporting, and data distribution; assists with the build and maintenance of our electronic systems; supports and trains staff and campus users on Graduate College e-systems.

Position Open, Graduate Recruitment and CRM Specialist
702-895-3320
FDH 361
Leads campus graduate recruitment efforts; coordinates and supports graduate program recruitment plans; builds and maintains our CRM; handles and reports on recruitment/admissions funnel data; collaborates with Admissions/Records and Graduate Student Services to successfully meet recruitment targets; plans and participates in recruitment and outreach events.

Graduate College Admission and Records

Kara Wada, Director of Graduate Admissions & Records
kara.wada@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 328
Supervises all admissions, records, graduation processing, and front office functions in the graduate college; collaborates with Janine Barrett on creation and maintenance of electronic systems; manages graduate college data.

Allison Diehl, Admissions & Records Analyst
Lauren.adkins@unlv.edu
702-895-4543
FDH 344
Leads the graduate college admissions team; reviews and approves documents; certifies academic credentials and GPAs; coordinates with departments on admissions decisions and processes; works on various student processing issues related to recruitment and admissions; specializes in international foreign credential evaluation and international admissions.

Jonathan Baltera, Admissions & Records Evaluator
jonathan.baltera@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 344
Works on the graduate college admissions team; reviews and approves documents; certifies academic credentials and GPAs; coordinates with departments on admissions decisions and processes; works on various student processing issues related to recruitment and admissions.

Dee-dee Severin, Senior Admissions & Records Analyst
deedee.severin@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 343
Leads the graduate college records team; reviews and approves forms; certifies graduation requirements are met and confers degrees; works on various student processing and retention/completion projects.

Hoku Kapanui, Admissions & Records Analyst
hoku.kapanui@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 343
Works on the graduate college records team; reviews and approves forms; certifies graduation requirements are met and confers degrees; works on various student processing and retention/completion projects.

Carlena Pablo, Admissions & Records Evaluator
carlena.pablo@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 344
Works on the graduate college records team; reviews and approves forms; certifies graduation requirements are met and confers degrees; works on various student processing and retention/completion projects.

Karen Maldonado, Administrative Assistant
karen.maldonado@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 352
Co-manages graduate college front office; works with incoming applications and document processing; provides customer service support to constituents; handles various graduate college business processes.

Cynthia Chavez, Administrative Assistant
cynthia.chavez@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 352
Co-manages graduate college front office; works with incoming applications and document processing; provides customer service support to constituents; handles various graduate college purchasing and accounts.

Graduate Financial Services

Brianne Heinle, Budget Manager
brianne.heinle@unlv.edu
702-895-1233
FDH 301
Handles all Graduate College accounts, budgets, and fiscal matters. Oversees and manages graduate financial services, including the GA program, scholarships/fellowships and awards. Supervises financial services team.

Cathy "CC" Dyer, GA Program Coordinator
cathy.dyer@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 362
Coordinates the GA program, including the SPEAK test process; supports departments and students on state funded GA appointments and related issues; assists with scholarships/fellowships/awards.

Sierra Sammons, GA Program Coordinator
sierra.sammons@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 362
Coordinates the GA program; supports departments and students on GA appointments, specializes in externally funded GA appointments and issues; assists with scholarships/fellowships/awards.

Graduate Student Services/Rebel Success Center

Valarie C. Burke, Executive Director of Graduate Student Services
valarie.burke@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 331
Processes graduate student appeals; provides non-academic graduate student advisement; collaborates with the Grad Recruitment and CRM Specialist to do outreach to prospective students; leads professional development and coordinates the Grad Rebel Success Center (online); plans and executes events; and supervises the Special Projects Coordinator.

Megan Wilson, Special Projects Coordinator
megan.wilson@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
FDH 352C
Manages the Graduate Catalog; maintains Graduate Faculty Status lists and privileges; supervises the Thesis/Dissertation formatting and final submission process; coordinates Commencement; plans GC events; and handles special projects.

Graduate & Professional Student Association

Becky Boulton, GPSA Manager
rebecca.boulton@unlv.edu
702-895-3320
LLB 3251
Supervises day-to-day operations of the GPSA; supports the GPSA E-board; manages the Graduate Commons; collaborates w/ Graduate College team on graduate/professional student matters; works closely with Grad Student Services and the Grad Rebel Success Center on professional development and services for graduate students.

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