Graduate School Student Support Directory

When you have a question about Graduate School issues, you’ll get an answer most quickly if you contact the person who oversees that area directly. Here’s a guide to common question topics and who to contact for more information.

If you call our phone numbers and don’t get an answer, please leave a voice message! We will be sure to return your call.

Grad School student support contact info:

Dr. Karen Kuralt, Interim Associate Dean: kmkuralt@ualr.edu, 501-916-9214

  • Choosing the right grad program for your goals
  • Taking courses as a non-degree-seeking grad student
  • Thesis and dissertation issues
  • Graduation questions
  • Probation, dismissal, academic clemency, grade appeals, SAP appeals (financial aid appeals)
  • Grad Student Association

Paula Baker-Rouse, Director of Graduate Admissions: pebaker@ualr.edu, 501-916-6213

  • Registration issues or registration holds after you are admitted
  • How to change programs, or change from the main campus to the online campus

LaShawn Hayden, Admission Processor: graddom1@ualr.edu, 501-916-6211

  • Admission documents for applicants whose last names begin with A-K (including transcripts, test scores, proof of vaccination, recommendation letters, etc.)

Chelsee Sierra, Admission Processor: graddom2@ualr.edu, 501-916-6216

  • Admission documents for applicants whose last names begin with L-Z (including transcripts, test scores, proof of vaccination, recommendation letters, etc.)

Lucas Crosland, Grad School IT Director: lscrosland@ualr.edu

  • Error messages or technical problems with the online application
  • Resetting your PIN

Nicole Godfrey, Graduate Enrollment Management: negodfrey@ualr.edu, 501-916-6219

  • Help with filling out the application for grad school
  • New student orientation
  • Campus resources for students
  • Applying for GA positions
  • Thesis and dissertation issues

Deletta Browning, Grad School Finance Director: djbrowning@ualr.edu, 501-916-6212

  • GA tuition payments and payroll
  • HR forms for new GAs
  • HR forms for terminating a GA position