The mission of the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is to support students in achieving professional success through the coordination and collaboration of efforts between advisors, mentors, departments, and academic schools. 


The Office of Graduate Education provides strategic leadership, guidance, and support to Rensselaer’s graduate students. We work with schools, departments, and current students on academic and overall graduate experience matters. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment that nurtures academic success and prepares students to become knowledge leaders in their fields.

Office and People

Our office works closely with the departments’ graduate programs directors and administrators to process transactions related to academic progress, financial aid, and changes in the students’ status. The student services group within OGE serves as the point of contact to the departments in processing requests. We also have a dedicated staff member for supporting applications to competitive scholarships and fellowships. In addition, specific members of Finance, Student Life, and Admissions work closely with OGE to support graduate students’ matters. Finally, the graduate ombuds is an impartial conflict resolution practitioner who provides confidential and informal assistance to graduate students.

Dorit is a Professor of Management Information Systems at the Lally School of Management and the Acting Dean of Graduate Education. To make an appointment with Dr. Nevo, please email nevod@rpi.edu

Bill serves as the Graduate Ombuds. The Ombuds can provide information about institutional policies and work with you to help manage conflicts, understand processes and procedures, and develop more effective communication strategies. Please visit the ombuds page for additional information: https://graduate.rpi.edu/about/ombuds

Noelle is the contact person for Dean Nevo and for the Graduate Ombuds

Connie manages and leads the Student Services operation, including the monitoring of Graduate Academic Progress, Graduate Student Services, Fellowship Support, and Accelerated Programs such as the BS-PhD and BS/MS Co-Terminal Program.


Gina is the Point of Contact (POC) to the School of Management, School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, School of Science and Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Steven is the Point of Contact (POC) to the five Schools for Accelerated Programs such as Co-Term, Eng-Sci MBA, etc.

Liz ia the Point of Contact (POC) for the School of Engineering (excluding BMED) and School of Architecture for both MS and PhD programs.

Betty handles all external fellowship programs and supports students in finding and applying to nationally competitive fellowships. Application support is available for any Rensselaer student or alumnae interested in applying to the NSF GRFP, NDSEG, SMART, Ford, Hertz and many other programs.

Ajuba is the Administrative Specialist for the Office of Graduate Education’s Student Services team.  Ajuba manages the front desk area of the office to meet and greet visitors and collect documents along with monitoring the processing of department award letters.

Back to top