Office of Research and Graduate Studies


Chenn Zhou, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies

Office Telephone: 989-8363


Office of Research and Graduate Studies:

Graduate Studies Office:

Sponsored Programs:

Location: Lawshe 238

Contact Information Sponsored Programs:

Maja Marjanovic, Director of Sponsored Programs

989-4131      Lawshe 238B

Cynthia Leighty, Secretary
989-8363     Lawshe 238

Kristin Sarver, Pre Award Manager
989-2038     Lawshe 238C

Maria Tapia, Pre Award Secretary
989-2925     Lawshe 242

Jennifer Evans, Post Award Manager
989-2183     Lawshe 238A

Marcella Allen, Pre/Post Award Secretary
989-2317 Lawshe 242

Sponsored Programs Office Mission

Sponsored Programs, within the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, provides proposal processing and grant account management services to faculty, staff, and students in a customer-service, compliance-focused environment.

The creative discovery, learning, and engagement projects of Purdue faculty are central components of the mission and strategic plan of the University.  We strive to ensure sponsored programs compliance with Federal, State, sponsor, and University policies, while providing the best customer service possible.

The Sponsored Programs Office focuses on:

  • Ensuring grant opportunities are in compliance with Federal, Sponsor, and University guidelines and communicating these guidelines to the University faculty and staff
  • Training faculty on best practices in proposal preparation
  • Preparing University documentation required for proposal submission
  • Assisting faculty and staff with proposal budget development
  • Maintaining documentation on proposal submissions
  • Serving as a liaison between Principal Investigators and the SPS office
  • Setting up and closing grant accounts
  • Training faculty and staff on grant account management
  • Ensuring the grants are in compliance with Federal, State, and University policies
  • Approving expenditures on grants managing Personnel Activity Reports
  • Maintaining administrative grant records


Contact Information:  Graduate Studies

Chenn Zhou, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies

989-8363                                   Lawshe 238E

Joy L. Colwell, Director of Graduate Studies

989-2545                                   Lawshe 238D

Peggy Greer, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and Records

989-2257                                    Lawshe 239

The Graduate Studies Office provides general information about Purdue University Graduate Studies and, specifically, about the master’s degree programs available at Purdue Calumet:

  • Accountancy
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Child Development and Family Studies
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Technology

It is also responsible for the administration of:

  • Graduate admissions and records
  • Graduate education programs; degree, non-degree, certificate programs
  • Graduate school sponsored aide-ship and fellowship,
  • Graduate degree audit and plan of study approval
  • Graduate faculty certification