Organizational Chart

Cornell University Graduate School organizational chart
The information in this chart can be found in the list below.

Dean of the Graduate School – Barbara A. Knuth

  • Executive Assistant – Kelly Tillotson
  • Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs – Jan Allen
    • Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life – Janna Lamey
      • Director of the Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center – Jennifer Forbes
    • Assistant to the Deans – Mike Skinner
  • Associate Dean for Administration – Jason Kahabka
    • Director of Admissions and Fellowships  – Mariah McNamara
      • Admissions Specialist – Katie Muro
      • Admissions Specialist – Shirley Weaver
      • Fellowship Specialist – Holly Boulia
    • Director of Student Services and Registrar – Brenda Wakoff
      • Assistant Registrar – Anne Haessner
      • Student Records Specialist – Janine Brace
      • Student Records Specialist – Rhonda Kinley
    • Manager of Data Reporting– Rosemary Lang
    • Data Analyst – Demian Cummings
    • Administrative Manager – Kevin Mannella
  • Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement – Sara Xayarath Hernández
    • Director of Postdoctoral Studies – Christine Holmes
    • Senior Director of Recruitment – Anitra Douglas-McCarthy
    • Program Coordinator and Administrative Assistant – Alyssa Lopez
  • Director of Assessment – Anne Laughlin
  • Executive Director of Future Faculty and Academic Careers – Colleen McLinn
    • Professional Development Program Assistant – Vacant
  • Executive Director of Careers Beyond Academia – Susi Varvayanis
    • Program Director for Experiential Learning – Denise DiRienzo
  • Senior Director of Communications – Elizabeth Ellis
    • Communications Assistant – Katya Hrichak

(Revised 5/21/20)