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About the College Office of Graduate Affairs

Mission

The mission of the College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA) is to support the quality, integrity, and growth of the College’s graduate programs and the academic and career success of our graduate students.

Vision

Every graduate student in the College is empowered to realize the full potential of their graduate experience--from initial interest to alumni engagement.

What We Do

COGA provides guidance and training to departments and students on College and University policy, documents graduate student milestones, processes petitions for exceptions to policy, and facilitates practices of faculty governance for the College’s graduate programs.

COGA tracks national news and scholarly research pertaining to graduate education and seeks to strengthen communications and sharing of best practices across the College’s graduate programs. 

COGA provides direct administrative and advising support—including support of recruitment, retention, professional and public outreach, and public relations—for the College’s graduate programs at the Edwards Campus » and select departments on the Lawrence campus.

COGA works closely with KU’s Office of Graduate Studies, seeking their assistance in the interpretation of graduate policy, providing verification and documentation of degree completion, and providing feedback on processes and practices within the College.

COGA Staff

Lauren Chaney
Graduate Academic Advisor
(785) 864-2306
Lippincott Hall, Room 6
Pattie Kimbrough
Graduate Affairs Assistant
785-864-4201
Strong Hall, room #102
Graduate Academic Advisor
Wescoe Hall, room #3107
Kristine Latta
Director
785-864-4201
Strong Hall, room #102B
Alyssa McDonald
Graduate Academic Advisor
Bailey Hall, room #310
Michelle Reames
Graduate Academic Advisor Senior, Edwards Campus
Nicole Reiz
Graduate Professional Development Coordinator
Room #4302, Wescoe Hall
Rachel Schwien
Governance Associate
785-864-1784
Strong Hall, Room 102
Morgan Swartzlander
Assistant Director
785-864-4147
Strong Hall, room #102A

 

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