The Associate Dean of The Graduate School provides confidential consultation for students who need help resolving interpersonal conflicts, difficult situations and academic or workplace-related challenges within departments and programs. If deemed necessary, the Associate Dean may convene a special Mediation Committee (consisting of several faculty and grad students) to help resolve the issue. Additionally, the Associate Dean may draw upon other Graduate School and campus administrative expertise. The goal in conflict resolution is to provide fair, unbiased and well-informed guidance and support for the aggrieved party. The Associate Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Halverson, may be reached at x5-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.