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The matriculation staff guides the academic process for current students and handles inquiries related to plan of study, thesis and dissertation deadlines, electronic forms, and graduation.

 

Richard Shepard

Richard Shepard

 

Matriculation and Program Specialist

 

Mr. Shepard joined the Graduate College in summer 2006. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of graduate student academic progress (e.g., Plans of Study and Graduation Clearance) with students, faculty and staff. He also manages the Graduate Faculty Database and serves as the academic advisor for non-degree seeking students. Mr. Shepard earned a BS in Economics and Philosophy from Oklahoma State University.

 

Chelsie Taylor

Chelsie Taylor


Matriculation and Program Specialist

 

Ms. Taylor joined the Graduate College in fall 2017. She is responsible for all aspects of graduate student academic progress (e.g., Plans of Study, Graduation Clearance, Thesis/Dissertation Review, etc.) with students, faculty, and staff. Ms. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (with a minor in Spanish) at East Central University.

 

Frances Smith

Frances Smith

 
Matriculation and Program Specialist

 

Ms. Smith joined the Graduate College in the summer 2015. She is responsible for assisting graduate students with their academic progress. The process entails reviewing Plans of Study and Graduation Clearance forms, along with thesis and dissertation formatting.  She also assists Oklahoma State University program faculty and staff with questions pertaining to academic progress. Ms. Smith earned a BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Wake Forest University and her MS in Sociology from North Carolina State University. 

 

Patricia Rich

Patricia Rich

 
Graduate Operations Support Specialist 

 

Ms. Rich joined the Graduate College in Spring 2018. She serves as an administrative support assistance for the matriculation team. Ms. Rich earned a BS in Family Relations and Child Development from Oklahoma State University.

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