Office Hours and Contact Information

The Commencement Office handles all questions and concerns related to Commencement activities/graduation, Apply to Graduate, Cap &Gowns (Regalia), Diploma Mailing, Diploma Reorders, Honors Assembly, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Convocations, and related topics:  

Contact us

Commencement Office 
101 Brister Hall
Memphis, TN 38152

Office Staff 

  • Ms. Linda Harris, Administrative Assistant
    • Answers phones and handles all front office management
    • Handles budget questions
    • Organizes ALD Induction ceremony


  • Ms. Vanessa Muldrow, Senior Coordinator, Commencement and Student Affairs Special Events
    • Coordinates, plans, organizes, and directs Commencement and Honors Assembly annually
    • Arranges for the ordering and distribution of diplomas, caps and gowns and programs for faculty, doctoral, masters and undergraduate students for each semester
    • Works with Graduation Analysts to ensure students are on track to graduate within the term of graduation
    • Handles all questions related to Commencement and Honors Assembly events 
    • Works on/with the committees for Convocations, Parent Programs, etc. 
  • Dr. Daniel Bureau, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs 
      • Aids in the implementation of Commencement Office events, including graduation, honors assembly, and faculty convocation and chairs New Student Convocation.
      • Provides supervision for Commencement Office staff. 
      • Handles issues relative to Commencement Office policies and institutional rules and procedures related to Commencement activities.