Graduate Support

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Graduate Support Center (GSC) Services & Resources


GSC provides resources, orientation programs, academic and professional workshops, and writing and statistical support for academic & career development of UIW graduate & proffesional students. 




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GCS Staff


David Ortiz

David Ortiz, Ph.D.

Director of the Graduate Support Center 

Administration Building, Suite 1A

(210) 283-6454

Dr. Ortiz manages the support services provided to graduate students by UIW. 


Cigdem Kocoglu Meek

          Cigdem Kocoglu Meek, PhD.

       Graduate Student Support Specialist

          Mabee Library, Room 238

(210) 832-5628

 Ms. Meek designs new marketing initiatives for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and manages student information and services.




logo awardIn 2014, the Graduate Support Center was selected by Excelencia in Education as its National Example of Excelencia Award winner in the category of graduate education.

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In 2015 the Graduate Support Center was recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Higher Education.