Directory

Kevin Williams
Dean, The Graduate School

Provides leadership and coordination for campus-wide policies and procedures related to the graduate academic program; advises the Provost on matters pertaining to graduate study; formulates executive-level strategies for student recruitment and retention; administers The Graduate School; ensures coordination between Graduate Admissions and Academic Affairs; works with fellow Deans and graduate program directors to develop and interpret academic policies; advocates for support for graduate students and programs; meets individually with graduate students upon request; resolves issues related to graduate study.

Kevin Williams

Jonathan Bartow
Vice Dean for The Graduate School

Guides and supports faculty efforts to develop and maintain academic program registrations; acts on behalf of Dean to administer and enforce academic policies; coordinates and supports operation of the Graduate Academic Council; oversees maintenance of Graduate Bulletin; serves as campus-wide resource for graduate students, faculty, and staff.

jbartow@albany.edu

Jon Bartow

Colleen Davis
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Responsible officer for graduate degree clearance and graduate student records maintenance; acts on behalf of Dean to administer and enforce academic policies; oversees maintenance of Graduate Bulletin; supports operation of the Graduate Academic Council; oversees the processing of Course Action Forms; serves as campus-wide resource for graduate students, faculty, and staff.

cdavis@albany.edu
(518)437-5063                  

Shanise Kent
Assistant Dean

Directs University-wide career and professional development for graduate students; manages programs and grants that support diversity and access (e.g., Carson Carr Diversity Fellowship Program, Graduate Opportunity Program, and National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation); collaborates with campus and community partners to support graduate student wellness, degree completion, and career outcomes; seeks new opportunities for grants and collaborative funding; and supports assessment and evaluation of graduate programs and procedures.

snkent@albany.edu 
(518)442-3980 

Jane Champagne
Director of Graduate Admissions
Assistant to the Dean of The Graduate School

Manages Graduate Admissions operations, including admissions policy, application processing, and services. Responsible officer for management of application processing services and associate for unit operations management.

jchampagne@albany.edu 
(518)442-3980

Tara Curley
Director of Finance and Administration
Assistant to the Dean of The Graduate School

Manages student support awards program; processes graduate funding offers through Slate; responsible for accounts and procurement management; manages budget and financial information for the Dean; provides support to graduate students and faculty.

tcurley@albany.edu 
(518)442-5121

Soha Acosta
Associate Director of Recruitment and International Admissions 
Assistant to the Dean of The Graduate School

Responsible for the strategic recruitment for all graduate programs regionally, nationally and internationally. She is also responsible for all international applications and credential review for the Graduate School. In addition, she also serves as the Designated Signatory Official (DSO) for the office, creating initial I-20’s for graduate students. She is the supervisor for the Graduate Ambassador Program as well as the primary contact for prospective students interested in campus tours.

szacosta@albany.edu 
(518)437-5049

Sean Pease
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Services
Assistant to the Dean of The Graduate School

Responsible officer for public service contact, admission decision processing, and departmental communications.

spease@albany.edu 
(518)437-5070

Katie Bartlett
Coordinator of Web, Marketing and Social Media

Leads the marketing efforts of the office including social media, website maintenance, and designing materials used to promote graduate programs at the University at Albany.

kbartlett2@albany.edu
(518)442-3843

Julie Deden
Secretary

Provides support for the Graduate Academic Council; manages the doctoral dissertation and master's thesis submission and review process.

jdeden@albany.edu 
(518)442-3980