Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress Advisors assigned as primary contact for students and academic units

Effective: August 27, 2012

In order to better serve graduate students and academic units, the Graduate School is assigning a Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress (GAAP) Advisor to each College. The GAAP Advisor will serve as a liaison between the Graduate School and academic units and will work directly with students, faculty, graduate program directors and graduate coordinators in relation to graduate student advising and paperwork completion. The GAAP Advisor is not a replacement to the faculty advisor or graduate coordinator, rather the GAAP Advisor is a primary point of contact in the Graduate School who can provide immediate assistance to students and academic units. Should the primary GAAP advisor assigned to a student or academic unit be unavailable at any time, another GAAP Advisor will be able to provide immediate assistance.

The Graduate Admissions and Academic Progress Advisors are:

Holly Cromer (, 540-231-8636)
    Graduate Applications – all academic units

Gwen Ewing (, 540-231-8636)
    Pamplin College of Business
    College of Engineering – Master degree students
    Interdisciplinary Degrees

Debbie Payne (; 703-538-8327)
    National Capital Region – all academic units

Danielle Tillilie (; 703-538-8327)
    National Capital Region – all academic units

Jodi Vandervort (, 540-231-8636)
    College of Architecture and Urban Studies
    College of Science
    Graduate Studies (Commonwealth Campus, Non-degree, Certificates)

Nicholas Vaught (, 540-231-8636)
    College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
    College of Natural Resources & Environments
    VA/MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Priscilla Wright (, 540-231-8636)
    College of Engineering – Doctoral degree students
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

We look forward to a great upcoming academic year working with all of you!