Contact & Staff Information


Dr. Michael Ogawa

Position: Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Dean of the Graduate College
Phone: (419) 372-2791
Email: mogawa@bgsu.edu

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Dean of the Graduate College reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  As stated in The Academic Charter, the duties of this position include responsibility for: "providing academic leadership to ensure that the highest possible quality is achieved and maintained in the teaching, research, and degree-granting functions of the Graduate College"; and "coordinating the operations of the Graduate College with those of other units of the University and of agencies outside of the University."


Dr. Alexander Goberman

Position: Acting Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Phone: (419) 372-7710
Email: goberma@bgsu.edu

The Associate Dean is responsible for dealing with matters related to graduate student academic progress and graduate program development.

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Keith Ramsdell

Position: Director of Graduate Enrollment
Phone: (419) 372-2209
Email: kramsde@bgsu.edu

The Director of Graduate Enrollment leads collaborative efforts with the Graduate College, the Office of Admissions, and other BGSU personnel to formulate graduate recruitment plans that align with the special needs of the individual programs in addition to the overall mission of the Graduate College.

Sheri Leatherman Grad College

Sheri Leatherman

Position: Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment and Orientation
Phone: (419) 372-7711
Email: sleathe@bgsu.edu

Support Staff

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Ms. Laura Straley

Position: Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Phone: (419) 372-0433
Email: lstrale@bgsu.edu

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Heidi Hakel

Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (419) 372-2824
Email: hhakel@bgsu.edu