Dean Garth McCavana is responsible for the welfare of graduate students and monitors students’ academic status, progress, and discipline. He is available to discuss any problems that may arise and will refer students to additional sources of assistance as necessary. He also coordinates orientation and registration activities.

Dean McCavana represents the interests of GSAS students on numerous University-wide committees and is available to advise students on all issues related to the graduate school experience. He oversees the offices of Student Affairs, Student Services, and Residential Life, as well as the GSAS Title IX coordinators.