Questions & Concerns


Middle Georgia State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity institution. Factors of race, national origin, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability are not considered in the admission or treatment of students or in employment. It is the intent of the institution to comply with all Federal and State laws and regulations related to nondiscrimintation, including but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent executive orders, as well as Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Office of Graduate Studies is committed to a student-friendly environment where everyone is treated with respect and student concerns are addressed by professionals who comply with all Federal, State, Board of Regents, and University regulations and policies. Any student who has a question, concern, or complaint should first address the matter with either a member of the graduate faculty or their Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC).

  • The GPC for the graduate programs in Information Technology is Dr. Vicky Sandoval, who can be reached at  or 478-477-0327.
  • The GPC for graduate programs in Nursing is Dr. Lawanda Greene, who can be reached at  or 478.929.6778.
  • The Administrative Director for the Master of Science in Management is Liz Riley, who can be reached at  or 478.471.3581.
  • The GPC for the Master of Arts in Teaching is Dr. Sumitra Himangshu, who can be reached at  or 478.757.2544.
  • The GPC for graduate programs in Technical Writing is Dr. Benita Muth, who can be reached at  or 478.471.5758.

Students are advised to make this initial contact by sending an email that contains a brief description of the question, concern, or complaint. If the initial request for a solution is not satisfactory, or if a student believes that the issue is not appropriate for consultation with a faculty member or the GPC, the student should contact the school dean.

  • The Dean for the School of Arts and Letters is Dr. Mary Wearn, who can be reached at 478.471.2490
  • The Dean for the School of Computing is Dr. Alex Koohang, who can be reached at 478.471.2801
  • The Dean for the School of Health and Natural Sciences is Dr. Tara Underwood, who can be reached at 478. 471.2734
  • The Interim Dean for the School of Business is Dr. Anthony Narsing, who can be reached at 478.757.2806.
  • The Dean for the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences is Dr. David Biek, who can be reached at 478.757.2544

Students may contact the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kevin Cantwell, who can be reached at or 478.471.0229. Students may also contact the Director of Graduate Student Policy & Support, Dr. Loretta Clayton, who can be reached at  or 478.929.6762. In certain circumstances, a student may want to direct the question, concern, or complaint outside of the academic unit; as such, students may contact the Office of Student Affairs.

  • The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs is Dr. Michael Stewart, who can be reached at . 478.757.7383.
  • Middle Georgia State University Student Grievance/Complaint Form 

Important Contacts

Ethics and Compliance Hotline
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Issues Involving Discrimination

Title IX (gender discrimination, including sexual harassment and misconduct)

Policy Questions and Comments

Open Records Requests