Graduate Division

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Graduate Division Office: Address and Hours

University of California, Irvine
120 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3180
Tel: (949) 824-4611
Fax: (949) 824-9096
General Email Inquiries or
Admission/Application inquiries 
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except holidays)

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Graduate Division Staff Directory

Executive Management & Staff

VICE PROVOST-DEAN
  Telephone E-Mail

Frances Leslie, Vice Provost/Dean
Responsible for Graduate Student Academic policy, student advising and UCI Policy exceptions review, Student Academic Affairs; serves as the Graduate Council Liaison.

824-6351

fmleslie@uci.edu

ASSOCIATE DEAN

Susan Charles, Associate Dean

824-7816

scharles@uci.edu

ASSISTANT DEAN

Court Crowther, Assistant Dean
Provides strategic planning and development of Graduate Affairs as well as oversight of the Graduate Division including International and External Relations.

824-1758

crowther@uci.edu

STAFF

Latoya Wilson, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost/Dean
Coordinates calendar, appointments, conference calls, meetings, travel, special projects, and communication support for the Vice Provost/Dean.

824-6763

ljwilson@uci.edu

Turner Dahl, Dean's Office Assistant
Provides analytical, financial, travel, and administrative support to the Dean's Office.

824-0490

tdahl@uci.edu

POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS & EXTRAMURAL SUPPORT

  Telephone E-Mail

Celina Mojica, Director, Diversity, Extramural Funding, and Postdoctoral Affairs
Directs the Postdoctoral Affairs Office. For training grants, coordinates data collection, Graduate Division financial support commitment, and outreach component with PIs. Plays a lead role in developing grant applications seeking funding for Graduate Division initiatives. Leads workshops for student extramurual fellowships, e.g. NSF GRFP. Oversees Graduate Division’s recruitment and retention programs, e.g. DECADE, summer research programs, recruitment and diversity fellowships.

824-5409

cmojica@uci.edu

Mary Frances Ypma-Wong, Postdoctoral Affairs Coordinator
Coordinates the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Researches and publicizes funding and professional development opportunities for postdoctoral scholars. Develops and implements professional development workshops and events for postdoctoral scholars. Also, serves as the point of contact for postdoctoral scholars.

824-5196

m.ypmawong@uci.edu

GRADUATE ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

  Telephone E-Mail

Sandra Loughlin, Director, Graduate Academic Development
Leads graduate academic initiatives; Foundations of Leadership program; Graduate LEAD fellowship; Public Impact fellowship; Fulbright and Ford fellowships; and plays a lead role in Graduate Division Graduate Professional Success (GPS) program.

824-5179

 loughlin@uci.edu

DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS

  Telephone E-Mail

Raslyn Rendon, Director of Alumni Relations and Student Affairs
Directs strategic planning, development and implementation of Graduate Division's alumni relations initiative.

 824-9169

 rrendon@uci.edu

Technologies

  Telephone E-Mail

Rachel Tam, IT Director
Directs strategic planning, development, and implementation of Graduate Division Information Technology services to help realize campus goals for graduate education. Functions as primary technology contact and lead developer. Serves as the Graduate Division’s Information Security Custodian

824-9060

rwtam@uci.edu

Mansur Syed, Web Architect and UI Designer

824-5196

mansur.syed@uci.edu

Communications

  Telephone E-Mail

Wida Karim, Communications Director
Directs all internal and external communication efforts for the Graduate Division.  If you are a member of the media please contact me directly.

824-8018

wida.karim@uci.edu

Graduate Admissions, Enrollment Management & Academic Affairs

  Telephone E-Mail

Ruth Quinnan, Director of Admissions & Academic Affairs

Directs strategic planning and policy analysis for Academic Affairs; oversees development and implementation of campus' graduate application, admissions, and enrolled systems; co-Functional Lead for the Graduate Division for campus SIS project. Oversees and reviews all academic exceptions including admissions, student progress, student status, and other policy exceptions. Directs the Graduate Academic Programs office, the Graduate Outreach, Recruitment and Diversity areas; and Postdoctoral and Extramural Affairs. Directs and provides guidance to the Graduate Academic Counselor; consults on student issues and ASE and Postdoctoral contract compliance.

824-5879

rquinnan@uci.edu

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Claudia Campos, Diversity & Fellowship Coordinator
Serves as the DECADE program coordinator and oversees the Competitive Edge summer research program. Primary contact for the Provost PhD, Graduate Lead, and Graduate Dean’s Dissertation fellowships. Assists with graduate recruitment planning and graduate preparation programs.

824-1281  

cfcampos@uci.edu

Daniel Fabrega, Manager, Graduate Preparation and Recruitment
Implements strategic graduate recruitment planning.  Oversees all entering student diversity fellowships and graduate application fee waivers. Provides operations leadership for special recruitment and retention project implementation.  Primary contact for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program and continuing student diversity fellowships.

824-8730

dfabrega@uci.edu

Phong Luong, Psy.D., Graduate Counselor
Provides support and referral services to graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in personal distress or in need of academic counseling. Serves as a point of reference for faculty and staff in need of assistance in dealing with difficult student cases.

824-0246

pbluong@uci.edu

ADMISSIONS

Joanna Itoh, Manager of Graduate Admissions & Foreign Applications Specialist
Coordinates the processing of foreign applications and review of foreign university transcripts. Facilitates processing of domestic student applications. Supervises day-to-day admissions operations.

824-4960

jitoh@uci.edu

Jayne Orlowski, Admissions Specialist
Responsible for processing domestic graduate student applications, and credential verification.

824-2714

orlowskj@uci.edu

ENROLLMENT

Andrea Bannigan, Senior Enrolled Services Analyst
Provides operations and administrative support related to graduate student services. Coordinates the enrollment services including degree paperwork,
advancement to candidacy, filing fee petitions, coursework petitions (transfer, waiver, substitution), changes in major, degree status changes, committee changes, assessments/reassessments, certification of degrees and re-admission.

824-1244

alanders@uci.edu

Richard Nguyen, Enrolled Student Affairs Officer
Provides operations and administrative support related to graduate student services. Coordinates Grad Division Forms for engineering and social science students ONLY: Enrollment services including degree paperwork, advancement to candidacy, filing fee petitions, coursework petitions(transfer, waiver, substitution), changes in major, degree status changes, committee changes, assessments/reassessments, certification of degrees and Intercampus Exchange for all grad students.

824-7457

richard.nguyen@uci.edu

Sheree McPeak, Enrolled Student Affairs Officer
Provides operations and administrative support related to graduate student services. Coordinates Grad Division Forms for , Part-Time Study, Leave of Absence Petitions, In-Absentia, and the cancellation/withdrawals process for all grad students.

824-4611

ymcpeak@uci.edu

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Kate Triglia Brigman, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Coordinates the Graduate Division’s review process for new graduate programs, serves as the Graduate Division staff liaison to the Graduate Council, conducts research on programs and academic policy, and provides information to deans, faculty, senior staff and students regarding academic program parameters, graduate program planning, development, and administration. Administers the Fletcher Jones Fellowship, Chancellor’s Club Fund for Excellence Fellowship, and Public Impact Fellowship competitions. Assists with administration of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

824-9031

kate.brigman@uci.edu

Audra Hansen, Senior Academic Affairs Analyst
Analysis, coordination and administration of policies, processes and daily operations of the areas of Graduate Employment, Enrolled Services, Admissions, Outreach and Retention, and Academic Affairs.

824-6602

amhansen@uci.edu

Jason Cruz, Senior Admissions Analyst

824-4318

jason.cruz@uci.edu

EMPLOYMENT & FELLOWSHIPS

Gina Anzivino, Senior Employment and Fellowships Analyst 
Manages the daily operations of the Graduate Student Employment area including compliance with academic policies and collective bargaining agreements, and fee remission issues. Administers internal fellowships such as the Brython Davis, Gordon Hein, James Harvey, La Verne Noyes and Miguel Velez fellowships, as well as external merit-based fellowships (e.g., ARCS, Google, NSF GRFP), travel abroad fellowships (Fulbright-Hays, DAAD) and the Phi Beta Kappa international scholarship. For questions related to Postdoctoral Scholars, please contact Celina Mojica, at cmojica@uci.edu or 824-5409.

824-8120

ganzivin@uci.edu

Mary Rose Cruz, Graduate Student Employment Analyst
Coordinates graduate student employment, English Proficiency exams and processes Child Care Reimbursements and Childbirth Accommodation funding. Analyzes all graduate student financials specifically for employment remission.

824-9102

mrcruz1@uci.edu

GRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS

  Telephone E-Mail

Raslyn Rendon, Director, Student Affairs and Alumni Relations
Directs strategic planning and implementation of graduate student affairs efforts. Responsible for the Graduate Resource Center and the Graduate Professional Success Program. Directs strategic planning, development and operation of the Graduate Division’s alumni relations initiatives.  Responsible for developing and implementing DECADE PLUS.  Oversees major Graduate Division events.

824-9169

rrendon@uci.edu

GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Casey Lough, Professional Development Project Specialist

Manages graduate alumni relations and professional development initiatives and partnerships.  Responsible for major graduate student affairs and alumni relations communications campaigns and social media. Assists the Director with special projects, major Graduate Division events and general support.  

824-1312

clough@uci.edu 

Jenny West, Graduate Professional Development Coordinator

Develops, implements, and evaluates new and ongoing graduate professional development programs, projects, and initiatives. Collaborates in delivering major Graduate Division and Graduate Resource Center programs and events. Maintains Graduate Division social media presence.

824-9245

jswest@uci.edu

GRADUATE RESOURCE CENTER

Karen Friedlander, GRC Operations Manager

Supervises the programmatic activities of the GRC including event organization, implementation, promotional efforts, and evaluation. Manages the operational needs for the facility including resource management and administrative support.

824-7914

k.friedlander@uci.edu

Gabriella Pham, International Student Support Officer

Serves as the Graduate InterConnect program coordinator. Supports the academic success of the graduate international student population through program development and student advising; serves as a liaison to academic programs and faculty.  Supports international graduate student recruitment efforts.

824-9295

gradinterconnect@rgs.uci.edu

Finance, Operations & Data Management

  Telephone E-Mail

Dessi Pickett, Director of Finance, Operations & Data Management
Responsible for student financial support; oversees graduate student financial support data and databases as well as coordinating enrollment management, fiscal close and operations.

824-4959

dpickett@uci.edu

DATA MANAGEMENT

Lily Hoa Truong, Manager of Student Databases
Maintains the graduate student database (financial support, enrollments, etc.) as well as its development and maintenance; Provides graduate student tracking; financial support tracking; accounts maintenance; and fiscal close.

824-4961

lhtruong@uci.edu

Long Nguyen, Finance & Institutional Data Analyst
Responsible for university-funded fellowships; foreign student tax reporting and tax treaty interpretation; processing of stipends and fellowships; and coordination of centralized, non-diversity fellowship competitions.

824-3512

nguyen.long@uci.edu

Robert Hoang, Finance & Institutional Data Analyst
Provides internal analysis of student financial support and institutional data technical assistance. Student database support.

824-7231

robert.hoang@uci.edu

PERSONNEL & ACCOUNTING

Linda Cornett, Chief Personnel Officer
Manages personnel/payroll/third party fellowships, purchasing, and facilities for the Graduate Division.

824-9623

lcornett@uci.edu

Affiliated Offices

  Telephone E-Mail

Ana Fermin, SHIP Coordinator
Serves as contact for general inquiries regarding graduate student health insurance.

824-9415

fermina@uci.edu