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777 Glades Road
SU 80, Room 101
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
(T) 561.297.3624
(F) 561.297.1212

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

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


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

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.edu email account

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Graduate Enrollment Management

Jan Macko
Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Management

P: 561.297.3911
E: mackoj@fau.edu

  • 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



Jordan Hession
Assistant Director
Graduate Orientation and Admissions

P: 561.297.1213
E: jhession@fau.edu

  • 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)

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Ashley Severino

Graduate Admissions, Business

E: aseverino@fau.edu

  • 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

*Appointments are available on the Davie Campus, to schedule, please contact: 954.236.1206 | aseverino@fau.edu

Monica Miranda
Residency Officer

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
Graduate Admissions Associate

P: 561.297.0365
E: mayala10@fau.edu

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

Assistant Director

Graduate Admissions

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

Brittany Bonner
Graduate Admissions Assistant

P: 561.297.4304

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

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Degree Completion Services

Liana Smith
Associate Dean
Graduate Academic Affairs &
Degree Completion Services

P: 561.297.6065
F: 561.297.1212
E: marysmith@fau.edu

  • Academic Policies and Procedures
  • Thesis & Dissertation Guidelines
  • Form 10 Petitions to Waive a University Requirement
  • Degree audit & certification
  • GPSA liaison
  • Plan of Study/MyPOS access and management
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • GTA Workshops
  • Graduate College Data and Reports
  • Fundraising

Degree Completion Advisor



Jonathan Bovinet
Academic Advisor II
Degree Completion Services

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

Eileen Bustamante
Assistant Director

Degree Completion Services

P: 561.297.2343
E: ebustam1@fau.edu

  • Admissions to Candidacy/Form 8
  • Thesis/Dissertation Committee Form 9
  • Doctoral Applications for Degree
  • Doctoral student degree audits
  • Master's en Passant background processing and degree audits
  • Doctoral student Plan of Study/MyPOS

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

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Marketing & Communications

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 Graduate College support for marketing & communications initiatives
  • Liaison with University Creative Services & College Communications Officers
  • Responsible for the Graduate College website and social media
  • Member, Graduate Dean's Leadership Team



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Business Office/Administration

Sameko Munroe
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.

Carol Hemmings-Fennel
Administrative Services

P: 561.297.2347
E: chemmingsfennel@fau.edu

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

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Graduate Dean

To make an appointment with the Graduate Dean, please contact Brian Farrell at farrellb@fau.edu (561.297.4358).

Brian Farrell
Executive Assistant to the Dean

P: 561.297.4358
E: farrellb@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

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

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 Last Modified 10/18/21