Contact the Graduate School Staff

Graduate School Leadership

Dr. Douglas Woods- Vice Provost for Graduate School

Dr. Douglas Woods

Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies 

Dean of the Graduate School

(414) 288-3769 | douglas.woods@mu.edu

Message from the Dean 

 



Dr. Carrianne Hayslett

Dr. Carrianne Hayslett

Associate Dean for Strategic Innovation and Academic Program Development

(414) 288-0252 | carrianne.hayslett@mu.edu

 

View Carrianne's Details

Carrianne's primary roles and responsibilities include:

  • Supports academic aspects of graduate education
  • Oversees the academic review of graduate student progress
  • Coordinates professional development initiatives for graduate students

 

Theresa Tobin- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Theresa Tobin

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Development

On sabbatical

 

 

Angela Sorby- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Angela Sorby 

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Development

(414) 639-4570angela.sorby@mu.edu

 

 

 

Carl Wainscott- Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

Carl Wainscott

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

(414) 288-5319 | carl.wainscott@mu.edu

  

View Carl's Details

  • Manages the daily operation of the Graduate School
  • Formulates budgets and fulfills requests for statistical reports and data analysis
  • Assists with strategic planning
  • Oversees all aspects of Accelerated Degree programs

 Lee Hovorka- Assistant to the Dean

Lee Hovorka

Assistant to the Dean

(414) 288-3769 | lee.hovorka@mu.edu

 

View Lee's Details

  • Provides support to the vice provost for graduate and professional studies, and dean of the Graduate School
  • Provides administrative support in all areas relating to the processing of graduate applications and new student enrollment

 


Recruiting and Admission Counseling

Our recruiting and admissions team assists prospective students, applicants, admitted students and matriculated students. Each recruiter specializes in different programs. Click below to learn about their areas of focus. 


Katie Ruetz- Director of Graduate AdmissionsKatie Ruetz

Director of Graduate Admissions 

(414) 288-4880 | katie.ruetz@mu.edu

 

View Katie's Details

  • Manages all facets of the daily operation of Graduate Admissions
  • Coordinates with all graduate departments regarding application procedures
  • Temporarily oversees programs in humanities, communication, corporate communication, political science and international affairs

Tim Carter in the Brew Cafe

Tim Carter

Sr. Graduate Admission Counselor 

(414) 288-7139 | timothy.carter@mu.edu

  

 

Lizzie Kerrick- Recruiter

Lizzie Kerrick

Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

(414) 288-4792 | elizabeth.kerrick@mu.edu

 

View Lizzie's Details

  • Manages the Graduate School’s customer relationship management software (CRM)

 

Jordan L. Mason - Admissions Counselor

Jordan L. Mason

Graduate Admission Counselor

(414) 288-0327 | jordan.l.mason@mu.edu 

 

 

 

Debra Leutermann- Admissions Coordinator

Debra Leutermann

Admissions Coordinator

(414) 288-8064 | debra.leutermann@mu.edu 

  

View Debra's Details

  • Provides administrative support for all areas relating to the processing of graduate applications, I-20 processing, and new student enrollment 
  • Assists applicants, admitted students and matriculated students in the Graduate School of Management

 


Karina Valdes-GarciaKarina Valdes-Garcia

Admissions Coordinator

(414) 288-2138 | karina.valdes-garcia@mu.edu

View Karina's Details

  • Provides coordination and administrative support for all areas related to graduate admission
  • Processes application materials, admission decisions and I-20s

 


 

Graduate School Operations

Father Thaddeus Burch

Rev. Thaddeus Burch, S.J.

Director of Special Projects

(414) 288-1531 | thaddeus.burch@mu.edu

 

 

 

Sherri Lex- Assistant Director of Student Records

Sherri Lex

Assistant Director for Student Records

(414) 288-7182 | sherri.lex@mu.edu

 

View Sherri's Details

  • Provides a broad range of record services both within the Graduate School, among academic and administrative units, and to current students
  • Provides administrative overview of graduate student records

 

Ryan Hettermann- Records Assistant

Ryan Hettermann

Records Assistant

(414) 288-4325 | ryan.hettermann@mu.edu

 

 

View Ryan's Details

  • Supports Assistant Director for Student Records
  • Maintains graduate student records

 

Tom Marek, director of financial aid

Tom Marek

Assistant Director for Financial Aid

(414) 288-5325 | thomas.marek@mu.edu

 

View Tom's Details

  • Manages annual competitions for merit-based financial aid
  • Administers graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, and graduate student travel research awards
  • Provides employment verifications

 

Carrie PruhsCarrie Pruhs

Director of Academic Business Affairs

(414) 288-5323 | carrie.pruhs@mu.edu

 

View Carrie's Details

  • Chief budget assistant to the dean
  • Coordinates all aspects of HR within the Graduate School 
  • Coordinates revision of Graduate Bulletin

 

Carla Sumka- Web Content Strategist

Carla Sumka

Web Content Strategist

(414) 288-4884 | carla.sumka@mu.edu

  

View Carla's Details

  • Manages website content for all Graduate School pages
  • Curates content and manages Graduate School social media channels
  • Collaborates with OMC and Graduate School Departments to enhance digital performance of graduate programs
  • Develops The Graduate Student Connection, an email newsletter delivered to current graduate students, Direct of Graduate Studies and Department Chairs.