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Graduate Programs Services

Tomiko Hale, M.Ed., Director

School of Engineering; SE2-315
Email: thale2@ucmerced.edu  Office: 209-228-4586 Fax: 209-228-4047
Areas of responsibility: Oversee Admissions Processing; Degree Audit Programming; Oversee Fellowship Coordination and Awards Processing; Oversees School of Engineering TA Assignment and GSR Processing; Manages Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW); Oversee Academic Procedures; Academic Difficulty Intervention for SoE Graduate Students; All Non-Routine Issues
 

Tamika "Meka" Hankston, Coordinator (ES, ME, MIST)

School of Engineering; SE2-315
Email: thankston2@ucmerced.edu   Office: 209-228-4024 Fax: 209-228-4047
Areas of responsibility: Admissions Processing; Academic Procedures (General Petitions, Degree Audits, Academic Exams, Advancement to Candidacy, Graduation Clearance); Coordinates Funding (TA/GSR/Internal Fellowships); TA and GSR appointment processing; coordinates Grad Visitation Weekend (GVW); coordinates Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) ; coordinates Graduate Student Orientation Week (GROW); processes employment exception requests; General Student Concerns and Questions
 

Vanessa Leyva, Coordinator (BIOE, BEST, EECS, MBSE)

School of Engineering; SE2-315
Email: vleyva4@ucmerced.edu  Office: 209-228-3481 Fax: 209-228-4047
Areas of responsibility:Admissions Processing; Academic Procedures (General Petitions, Degree Audits, Academic Exams, Advancement to Candidacy, Graduation Clearance); Coordinates Funding (TA/GSR/Internal Fellowships); TA and GSR appointment processing; coordinates Grad Visitation Weekend (GVW); coordinates Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) ; coordinates Graduate Student Orientation Week (GROW); processes employment exception requests; General Student Concerns and Questions

Isabel De Santiago, Administrative Support

School of Engineering; SE2-315
Email: idesantiago2@ucmerced.edu  Office: 209-228-2475 Fax: 209-228-4047
Areas of responsibility: Independent course registration (295; 298; 299 CRN requests); Graduate Program Seminar Logistics and Support (travel/reimbursement coordination); Internal Fellowship processing; Grad Visitation Weekend (GVW) logistics (including travel coordination and reimbursement) ; Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) logistics; Graduate Student Orientation Week (GROW) logistics; processes and tracks academic forms; new-hire intake requests (new and continuing)

 

We are available for walk-ins from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Please stop by SE2-315 for walk-ins or contact us directly to make an appointment.

Preferred Email for Graduate Student Services Staff: soe-grstaff@ucmerced.edu