The Graduate College Staff 

The Graduate College is responsible for promoting quality graduate education at Florida Atlantic University. Working in conjunction with the university Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, and the individual college deans, the Graduate College works to develop university-wide graduate plans and policies to ensure that academic standards are maintained. In addition, the Graduate College is responsible for coordinating graduate recruitment efforts, processing graduate student admissions, facilitating graduate programs and workshops, ensuring university policies are followed, distributing tuition benefits to graduate assistants, awarding fellowships, certifying all degree requirements are met for graduation, and awarding graduate degrees.

General Information

Service/Contact Information

Application Status
P: 561.297.3624

International Student Information
E: isss@fau.edu

Residency Information
P: 561.297.1380
F: 561.297.1212
E: gcresidency@fau.edu

Thesis/Dissertation
P: 561.297.2817
E: graduatewriting@fau.edu

Plan of Study
P: 561.297.2203
E: graduatesupport@fau.edu

Marketing & Communications
P: 561.297.1211
E: graduatemarketing@fau.edu

Address

Florida Atlantic University
Graduate College

777 Glades Road
Student Support Services
(SU-80, Room 101)
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991

E: graduatecollege@fau.edu
W: www.fau.edu/graduate

Graduate Enrollment Management

 

[Pending]
Director
Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Management

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E: 

  • Administration and leadership of all Graduate recruitment, admissions, on-boarding, systems, communications, and personnel
  • Provides consultation and support to Graduate faculty and programs regarding recruitment and retention

Recruitment

 

[Pending]
Manager
Graduate Admissions and Events

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E:  

  • Admissions advisor (Prospective Students)
  • Graduate recruitment (Information Sessions, Fairs)
  • Graduate College New Student Orientation
  • Graduate College Fellowships and Awards
  • Graduate Campus Tours
  • Navitas Liaison (Graduate Programs)

Admissions

Ashley Severino

Ashley Severino
Assistant Director

Graduate Admissions
 
P: 954.236.1206
E: aseverino@fau.edu

  • Admission Decision Form 4
  • Graduate College admission requirement changes
  • Monitors decisionaward@fau.edu email account
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Maureen Fluehr
Program Assistant

P: 561.297.3624
F: 561.297.2117 / 561.297.1212

  • Receptionist - phone, email, walk-ins
  • Assistance with information about all Graduate programs
  • Graduate Enrollment Management support
  • Monitors graduatecollege@fau.eduemail account

Monica Miranda

Monica Miranda
Senior Admissions Coordinator

P: 561.297.1380
F: 561.297.1212 
E: mirandam@fau.edu

  • Residency classifications of Graduate students
  • Conduct review for Graduate College applications
  • Monitors gcresidency@fau.edu email account

Shamae Ayala-Steele

Shamae Ayala-Steele
Assistant Admissions Specialist


P: 561.297.0365
E: mayala10@fau.edu

  • Graduate application review
  • Transcript and test score processing
  • Data input
  • Monitors gcadmissions@fau.edu email account

Brittany Bonner

Brittany Bonner
Coordinator
Admissions

P: 561.297.4304
E:
bbonner3@fau.edu

  • Graduate application review
  • Transcript and test score processing
  • Data input

 

[Pending]
Coordinator

Graduate Admissions, Business

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  • Liaison with the College of Business Graduate programs
  • Administrative support for all College of Business Graduate admissions 
  • Graduate application review for College of Business
  • Admission decision Form 4 for College of Business

Degree Completion Services

 

[Pending]
Associate Dean
Academic Affairs and Degree Completion Services

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E:

  • Thesis & Dissertation Guidelines
  • Graduate College forms
  • Form 10 Petitions to Waive a University Requirement
  • GPSA liaison
  • Plan of Study/MyPOS access and management
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • Graduate College Data and Reports

Eileen Bustamante 

Eileen Bustamante
Associate Director

Academic Services/Degree Completion

P: 561.297.2343
E: ebustam1@fau.edu

  • Degree audit & certification
  • Admissions to Candidacy/Form 8
  • Thesis/Dissertation Committee Form 9
  • Applications for Degree
  • Gradauate student degree audits
  • Master's en Passant background processing and degree audits
  • Graduate student Plan of Study/MyPOS
  • Graduate faculty list
Jonathan Bovinet

Jonathan Bovinet
Manager
Academic Services/Degree Completion

P: 561.297.2817
E: jbovinet@fau.edu

  • Thesis & dissertation format review
  • Monitors graduatewriting@fau.edu email account
  • Thesis & dissertation final package coordinator
  • Thesis & dissertation formatting workshops
  • Turn-It-In coordinator
  • ETD submission
  • Scholarly Writing Workshops
  • Special event support

 Kahla Cajigas

Kahla Cajigas
Senior Coordinator
Degree Completion Services

P: 561.297.2203
E: cajigask@fau.edu

  • Plan of Study/MyPOS assistance
  • Degree completion assistance
  • Academic Progression Plan/Form 11
  • Applications for Degree
  • Degree audits and certification support
  • Waivers/Form 10
  • Late Add Requests
  • Monitors the graduatesupport@fau.edu email account

 

[Pending]
Advisor
Degree Completion Services

 

 

Marketing & Communications

Austen Canonica 

Austen Canonica
Assistant Director
Marketing & Communications

P: 561.297.1211
E: acanonic@fau.edu

  • Editor, Graduate College Newsletter
  • Monitors graduatemarketing@fau.edu email account
  • Provides strategic planning and direction for Graduate College marketing & communications initiatives
  • Liaison with University Creative Services & College Communications Officers
  • Responsible for the Graduate College website and social media
  • Thesis and Dissertation Defense Announcements
  • Member, Graduate Dean's Leadership Team

Business Office/Administration

 Sameko Munroe

Sameko Munroe
Assistant Dean
Graduate College Funding, Awards and Professional Development

P: 561.297.2428
E: smunroe3@fau.edu

  • Graduate budget management and administration
  • Oversee graduate funding of fellowships, assistantship hiring, tuition support, and health insurance
  • Management of graduate assistant job classifications, employment eligibility and benefits.
  • Coordinating and supervising the GTA training program
  • Identifying and pursuing external funding opportunities 
  • Submitting college annual operating budget, expenditure analysis and other requests to Financial Affairs.

 

[Pending]
Coordinator
Budget

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E: 

  • HR related functions
  • Timekeeping and payroll functions
  • Assists with payments to vendors

 

[Pending]
Data Analyst

Computer Systems

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[Pending]
Fiscal Assistant

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Graduate Dean

To make an appointment with the Graduate Dean, please contact graddean@fau.edu.

 Christine Kraft

Christine Kraft
Coordinator & Executive Assistant
Graduate College Administrative Services

P: 561.297.4358
E: kraftc@fau.edu 

  • Coordinates Graduate Dean Calendar & Appointments
  • HR functions
  • Assist with purchase orders
  • Assist with financial reconciliations
  • Office administration
  • Monitors ugpc@fau.edu email account
  • Monitors graduatedean@fau.edu email account

 Dean Robert W. Stackman, Jr.

Robert W. Stackman Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate College

P: 561.297.4358
E: rstackma@fau.edu

  • Oversees the Graduate College enterprise
  • Liaison between Academic Colleges, Provost, and Graduate Programs