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College of Graduate Studies

Dr. Karen McCaleb Dr. Karen McCaleb
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 151B
Phone: 361.825.3847

Services provided:
  • Administers and supports graduate programs
  • Collaborates with faculty and academic deans on all issues related to graduate education
  • Oversees all areas of graduate education including compliance, recruitment, retention, policy and procedures
  • Represents graduate education internally and externally
Dr. Marvarene Oliver Dr. Marvarene Oliver
Professor and Associate Dean
Office: Faculty Center Rm 151C
Phone: 361.825.3216

Services provided:
  • Directs related graduate program activities and professional development initiatives
  • Oversees graduate catalog
  • Facilitates Graduate Council
  • Collaborates with other TAMUCC units to ensure a climate of engagement and success for graduate students
Sandra Kureska Dr. Sandra Kureska
Director & Admissions Liaison
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 151E
Phone: 361.825.2711

Services provided:
  • Oversees daily operations of the college
  • Serves as liaison to the Office of Admissions
  • Oversees graduate college process and policies
  • Serves as a liaison to graduate program coordinators and advisors for policy purposes
Leticia Bazan Ms. Leticia Bazan
Director, Recruitment Liaison
Office: Faculty Center, Rm 151D
Phone: 361.825.3302

Services provided:
  • Works with prospective and new students
  • Serves as liaison to the Recruitment Office/Enrollment Management
  • Coordinate social media presence; liaison with marketing and communications office
  • Coordinates recruitment efforts in conjunction with recruitment office
Amanda Bocanegra Ms. Amanda Bocanegra
Audit & Compliance Coordinator
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 151G
Phone: 361.825.2526

Services provided:
  • Performs all audit and compliance processes including degree plan audits, academic standing, degree plan exceptions
  • Processes all information related to doctoral students
  • Monitors and updates DegreeWorks and catalog
  • Maintains matriculated graduate student records
Ms. Shay lee Ms. Shay Lee
Executive Administrative Assistant
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 151A
Phone: 361.825.3884

Services provided
  • Assists Dean and Associate Dean with administrative duties
  • Organizes and maintains college data and records
  • Serves as the logistical liaison, with different units across campus, for all college events and activities
Karen Franzone Ms. Karen Franzone
Business Coordinator
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 151F
Phone: 361.825.2803

Services provided:
  • Oversee Graduate Assistantship process
  • Coordinate Graduate Scholarship process
  • Assist with budget development and management
  • Generate reports on accounts for the Dean
Sophia Zaner Ms. Sophia Zaner
Outreach & Compliance Coordinator
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 151H
Phone: 361.825.3675

Services provided:
  • Manage day-to-day GROW suite operations
  • Assists with the coordination of GROW and College of Graduate Studies events
  • Assists with GROW and College of Graduate Studies social media
  • Assists with student compliance processing
Timothy Boulan Mr. Timothy Boulan
Technical Support
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 152
Phone: 361.825.3160

Services provided:
  • Maintains databases and equipment
  • Provides systems/application analyses, design, development and implementation of programming projects to meet strategic plan
  • Generates correspondence to graduate applicants/students regarding admission, enrollment and policy information
  • Generates reports to program faculty regarding admissions and student progress

Graduate Advisors

Dr Alexandra Shaw Dr. Alexandra Shaw
Academic Advisor
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 214
Phone: 361.825.2968

Services provided:
  • Graduate Academic Advisor
  • Advising for the College of Education and Human Development
Ms. Cindy Sheehy Ms. Cindy Sheehy
Academic Advisor
Office: Faculty Center, Rm. 222
Phone: 361.825.2174

Services provided:
  • Graduate Academic Advisor
  • Advising for the College of Liberal Arts
Mr. Samuel Ramos Mr. Samuel Ramos
Academic Advisor
Office: Center for Instruction, Rm. 365
Phone: 361.825.2654

Services provided:
  • Graduate Academic Advisor
  • Advising for the College of College of Science and Engineering


For College of Business advising please contact an academic success coordinator: Tiffany Currie 361 825-3357 or Ashley Kutac 361 825-5665.

Faculty Center, Rm. 151 Faculty Center map

College of Graduate Studies
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5843
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Phone: 361.825.2174
Fax: 361.825.2755

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.