Office of Graduate Studies

Our Services

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


The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for overseeing academic policies, procedures and processes of graduate and professional programs.


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

Professional Development

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

Additional UIW Resources


Gracie A. Zuniga, MAA

Research and Graduate Support Specialist

AD Suite 1A
Phone: (210) 832-5628

Ms. Zuniga handles graduate student inquiries for enrolled students and navigates re-admission for all graduate programs. Gracie also manages the Undergraduate (UGRA) and Graduate Research Awards (GRA) internal grants as well as the Faculty Graduate Research Awards (FGRA) or Teaching Assistantships. 

Duncan Hayse, MA, MFA

Coordinator - Theses, Doctoral Projects, and Dissertations

AD Suite 1A
Phone: (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. Duncan also supports the Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Councils.

Lucille “Sia” Achica, MA

Professional Development Specialist in Writing

Remote (PST)

Ms. Achica helps graduate students improve their writing skills and assists them at all stages of the writing process. Sia also conducts class presentations/workshops on request.