Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies  

The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for implementing and overseeing effective policies, processes and practices to support academic achievement and retention of graduate students. The Office of Graduate Studies promotes, supports and advocates for graduate academics, professional development and student support. 

Office of Graduate Studies—Services


The Office of Graduate Studies has responsibility for oversight of academic policies, procedures, and processes of graduate and professional programs. 

Professional Development 

Office of Graduate Studies staff members facilitate workshops and events focused on developing skills needed by graduate degree holders. 


The Office of Graduate Studies works to ensure that opportunities and resources are available to faculty and students throughout the academic process. 

Office of Graduate Studies—Staff


Dr. Macias

Trinidad Macias, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies 

Administration Building, Suite 1A

(210) 805-2539

Dr. Macias oversees the policies, processes, and practices for all academic, administrative, programmatic and fiscal activities related to graduate studies operations.  

 Duncan Hayse

 Duncan Hayse, MA, MFA

Coordinator - Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations

Administration Building, Suite 1A

(210) 829-2758

Mr. Hayse carries out format review of theses, doctoral projects and dissertations, and provides administrative support for all students in these areas.  

 Dr. Ray Blakely

Charita Ray-Blakely, PhD

Professional Development Specialist in Writing

Mabee Library, Room 238

Dr. Ray-Blakely guides graduate students in improving their writing skills and assists at all stages of the writing process. 

 Ms. Achica

Lucille “Sia” Achica, MA

Professional Development Specialist in Writing 

Mabee Library, Room 238

Ms. Achica guides graduate students in improving their writing skills and assists at all stages of the writing process.