Dr. Kate Hausbeck Korgan Named Graduate College Dean

Jan. 23, 2019


Dr. Kate Hausbeck Korgan, who has served as interim dean of the UNLV Graduate College since 2013, was named permanent dean of the College on Jan. 23, 2019.  

Beginning in 2006, Dr. Korgan served as associate dean of the Graduate College. From 2007 to 2013, she served as senior associate dean and was responsible for all Graduate College staff and day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning to expand and improve both graduate programs and the service unit of the Graduate College. Among her accomplishments since assuming the interim dean position, Dr. Korgan has:

  • created bylaws, a strategic plan, a development plan, and rebranded the College
  • increased applications, admissions, enrollment, and graduation while achieving on-par or better-than-national rates of time-to-degree
  • increased graduate assistantships while increasing stipends and paying 100% registration fees
  • created Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistants (45 per year) and Summer Doctoral Fellowships (50 per year)
  • built an expansive Professional Development Academy to support graduate and professional student career and professional development (60+ events per year) throughout the student lifecycle
  • established a Graduate College Executive Committee of graduate faculty leaders and strengthened the role of faculty governance through the Graduate Council, as well as created a Grad Faculty Fellows program
  • established a Dean’s Leadership Council and began substantive fundraising as another means to support graduate education
  • created an Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

“I am so grateful and honored to assume the permanent dean position at the Graduate College,” said Dr. Korgan. “I am committed to making a positive impact. This includes advancing our Top Tier goals, being a strong advocate for excellence in graduate education, enhancing student success and financial support, and growing and strengthening our diverse graduate community of students and scholars, while expanding our ties to the community.”