Staff Directory

Noro Andriamanalina

Office for Diversity in Graduate Education
Johnston Hall 327
Office: 612-626-4546
Cell: 612-483-7866
Email: andri002@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Community of Scholars Program; graduate student support; workshops and professional development opportunities for graduate students 

Paula Baker

Admissions Officer/Fellowships Coordinator
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-626-1246
Email: baker496@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Transcript/credential review for degree equivalence and school accreditation; review of admissions decisions; coordination of University-wide fellowships for graduate students; website management  

Brad Bostrom

Analyst
Johnston Hall 310
Office: 612-625-4561
Email: bostr007@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Data management & reporting; program quality metrics  

John Clapham

Exec Ofc & Admin Specialist
Johnston Hall 321
Office: 612-625-2809
Cell: 512-694-4751
Email: gsdean@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Administrative support; data management & reporting; Fellowships for graduate students  

Etty DeVeaux

Chief of Staff/Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
Johnston Hall 321
Office: 612-626-6955
Email: edeveaux@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Vice Provost's liaison to senior academic and administrative leaders; assist implementation of the Vice Provost's strategic work plan; management of the Dean's office; liaison for Human Resources, leadership searches, and appointments; special projects.

Vicki Field

Associate to VP/Dean
Johnston Hall 301
Office: 612-625-6532
Email: field001@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Interdisciplinary initiatives; Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship; special projects and initiatives, including graduate student learning outcomes

Laurie Hoppe

Admissions Officer
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-625-8570
Email: hoppe003@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Duluth applications; admissions inquiries; transcript/credential review for degree equivalence and school accreditation  

Suzan Koroglu

Student Personnel Coordinator
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-625-2306
Email: korog001@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Apply Yourself admissions system; international student I-20 production; AppReview, Connect prospect system  

Teddy Lamden

Admissions Coordinator
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-626-3617
Email: lamde001@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Admissions inquiries; Apply Yourself admissions system; domestic and/or international student recruitment 

Scott Lanyon

Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Education
Johnston Hall 321
Office: 612-625-7840
Email: slanyon@umn.edu

Derek Maness

Director of Outreach and Recruitment
Johnston Hall 333
Office: 612-625-3524
Email: dmaness@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Diversity in graduate education; admissions inquiries; domestic student recruitment; visitation programs & prospective student advising 

Stephanie Palumbo

Student Personnel Coordinator
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-625-2040
Email: pawla001@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Apply Yourself admissions system; readmission/change of status; student personnel coordination  

James Rowan

Assistant Director Admissions and Recruitment
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-626-7454
Email: j-rowa@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: International student I-20 production; review of admissions decisions; transcript/credential review for degree equivalence and school accreditation 

Dale Schneidmiller

Executive Office & Administrative Specialist
Johnston Hall 306
Office: 612-624-0890
Email: schne501@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Administrative support for: IDF fellowship; website; mass email; event planning

Molly C. Schwartz

Strategic Communications Consultant
Johnston Hall 303
Office: 612-626-3314
Email: haug0068@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Communications & marketing; website management; public/media relations 

Barb Sivanich

Executive Oper/Student Services Specialist 
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-625-3014
Email: sivan004@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Graduate student support; admissions inquiries; readmission/change of status 

Alison Skoberg

Associate Director, Fellowship Office
Johnston Hall 314
Office: 612-625-9310
Email: skobe001@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Fellowships for graduate students 

Sarah Sponsler

Executive Operations/Student Services Specialist
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-625-2040
Email:  radic011@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Administrative support; admissions inquiries; Apply Yourself admissions system

Karen Starry

Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
Johnston Hall 316
Office: 612-625-2815
Email: starry@umn.edu 
Primary Responsibilities: Review of proposals for new/changed academic programs; graduate education policies; graduate student support

Bill Swisher

IT Bus/Systems Analyst
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-624-7992
Email: swish003@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Apply Yourself admissions system; data management & reporting; Connect prospect system 

Dean Tsantir

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Johnston Hall 309
Office: 612-625-1303
Email: tsan0006@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Graduate admissions operations; recruitment/outreach; project management 

Charlotte Voight

Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean
Johnston Hall 302B
Office: 612-624-9647
Cell: 651-308-0108
Email: cvoight@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Graduate Education Council (GEC); academic & professional development; program quality/assessment  

Liang Xiong

Executive Assistant/Office Manager; Office for Diversity in Graduate Education
Johnston Hall 333
Office: 612-625-6858
Email: xiong640@umn.edu
Primary Responsibilities: Administrative and systems support; event planning and logistics; facilities management