New position to support graduate students on campus

Elaine Goetz-Berman
Elaine Goetz-Berman

The Graduate School and Dean of Students Office are excited to announce a new shared position to support graduate students. Elaine Goetz-Berman is now serving as the Graduate Student Assistance Specialist, located in the Dean of Students Office.

Her work will include providing graduate student support and assistance, acting as an advocate on behalf of graduate students, and providing outreach and assistance to the faculty and staff who support UW graduate students.

As the Graduate Student Assistance Specialist in the Dean of Students Office, Elaine assists graduate students with a variety of concerns by working directly with them and connecting them to appropriate resources on campus. Elaine previously served as the Records Coordinator in the Graduate School at Loyola University Chicago, where she provided support concerning policies/procedures and academic issues to the graduate student, faculty, and staff community.

Elaine is passionate about working with graduate students and facilitating their success throughout the entire course of their studies. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management from the University of Michigan and her Master of Education in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Elaine is a self-proclaimed foodie and in her free time enjoys exploring new restaurants.

Graduate students and those who work to support graduate students can reach out to Elaine at