438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
About the Office of Graduate Studies
Faculty and staff
Associate dean for graduate studies, associate dean for
education, associate professor, MIT director
B.S. Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1970; M.S. University
of Tennessee, 1974; Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1984.
Siera's expertise is in traditional and alternative assessment,
evaluation, statistics and educational reform. He is associate dean
and the director of the MIT program.
Office: OM 470
Assistant Director, office of graduate studies
Office: OM 438
Administrative assistant, office of graduate studies
Office: OM 438
Mission and goals
The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to support the
overall mission of Saint Martin’s University by supporting graduate
programs in recruiting, admitting, enrolling, and serving qualified
graduate students. We do this through providing services to students and
by ensuring high quality programs characterized by intellectual
engagement and academic rigor.
- To attract a sufficient number of applicants each year to ensure
strong, viable programs.
- To attract an applicant pool and subsequent enrollments whose
personal and academic backgrounds will support their success at the
University academically, socially, spiritually, and in certain cases
- To provide clear, concise information about degree majors,
online programs, financial aid (FINAID), admission/ institutional
policies, and procedures.
- To provide leadership to the Graduate Council in the
establishment and implementation of policies and procedures to
ensure the viability and quality of programs.