Graduate Studies

Executive Council

The UWRF Graduate Executive Council (GEC) is comprised of program directors for each of the university graduate programs, as well as individuals who support the delivery of graduate programs. The GEC provides leadership in matters relating to, but not limited to, graduate recruitment, retention, program planning and student services. For additional information, contact Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Wes Chapin.

Graduate Executive Council Members



Baker, Caroline (Chair and Program Director)



STEMteach-MSE Secondary Education

Bowen, Pam (Program Manager)

Reading-MSE, School Supervision and Instructional Leadership MSE, and STEMteach-MSE Secondary Education

Buttles, Tim (Program Director)

Agricultural Education-MS

Carver, Kateri (Program Director)

Montessori Ed.D.

Chapin, Wes (Associate Provost)

UWRF Graduate Programs

Frederick, Amy (Program Director)


Hansen, Greta (Executive Assistant)

Academic Affairs

Hare, Deb (Program Manager)


Hofacker, Erick (Program Director)

Mathematics-MSE Secondary Education

Kelly, Logan (Chair, Graduate Studies Curriculum Committee)


Maillette, Mary (Graduate Student Status Examiner)

Admissions, Graduate

McBride, Eric (Program Manager)

Montessori Education-MSE

Miller, Mike (TED Department Chair)

School Supervision and Instructional Leadership-MSE

Moline, Mialisa (Chair and Program Director)


O'Kroy, Joe (Program Director)

Clinical Exercise Physiology-MS


College of Education and Professional Studies

Rourke, Zachary (Program Director)

Strength and Conditioning-MS

Schaben, Jodee (Program Director)

Health & Wellness Management Collaborative-MS

Smith, Hiawatha (Program Director)

Elementary Education-MSE

Smits, Sarah (Chair and Program Director) and Tammy Kincaid (Chair and Program Director)

Communication Sciences & Disorders-MS

Van Allen, Leanne (Director of CBE Graduate Programs)

Business Administration-MBA and Computer Science-MS

Varghese, Tony (Chair and Program Director)

Cybersecurity-MS (Collaborative)

Whitaker, Angela (Program Manager)

Health & Wellness Management Collaborative-MS

Woitaszewski, Scott (Program Director)

School Psychology-EDS & MSE

Zimmermann, Randy (Director)

Continuing Education






































In addition, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, the Graduate Studies Curriculum Committee, is responsible for reviewing new graduate courses and programs and is comprised of graduate faculty. See the Faculty Senate web page for more information.

Contact Us

Graduate Studies
104 North Hall
Phone: 715-425-0629