Office of the Dean of the
Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs
News and Notes from the Dean...
- The Graduate School applications are open for 2014! Our recruiting trips have been completed for the year, but we are still hosting open sessions here on campus. [more]
- Fall 2013 commencement is scheduled for December 14 in the Holmes Convocation Center. [more]
- Congratulations to our student award recipients for 2012-13, honored at the awards reception on April 18. [more]
- 2012-13 Program Prioritization is underway. All programs will submit reports between November 2012 and August 2013. [more]
- The 2013 Graduate Faculty meeting has not yet been scheduled. The 2012 Graduate Faculty meeting was held on Friday, May 4, 4-5:15 PM in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall. [August 2011 Meeting slides] [August 2011 Meeting minutes] (May 2010 Meeting Slides)
About the Graduate School...
Named for a pioneer in the discipline of Appalachian Studies and Dean of the Graduate School from 1958 to 1975, The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School was established in 1948 with an enrollment of 273 students, providing a structure for the graduate courses that had been offered at Appalachian since 1942 under the auspices of the University of North Carolina. In the years since, the Graduate School has grown to over 2500 master's, specialist, and doctoral students. In the 1980's, research and grants support and encouragement were added to the Dean of the Graduate School's portfolio of responsibilities.
- The Graduate School - administers over 50 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs.
- The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - oversees activities related to research protections and grant preparation and submission.
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Edelma Huntley, PhD
Dean and Chief Research Officer