Meet the Staff

Graduate Student Services


Gary Oliver, Ed.D. (Tampa campus)

Title: Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services
Phone: (813) 974-7935

Gary D. Oliver joined the Office of Graduate Studies staff in 2012 as the Assistant Director for Graduate Student Services. He received his BA degree from Savannah State University in 1992, M.Ed. and Ed.S degrees from Georgia Southern University in 2008 and 2012 respectively. Most recently, in 2022 he earned his Ed.D from The University of South Florida. He has over 15 years of experience in higher education and student affairs. He most recently served as the Director for Student Life at Savannah State University.
He is responsible for developing, organizing and delivering programs to enhance and support Office of Graduate Studies initiatives that foster graduate student success and career development. Gary oversees orientation, commencements, workshops, Graduate Student Appreciation Week, and other activities such as community service projects, and social and cultural events for graduate students.


Aaron Reecher (Sarasota-Manatee campus)

Title: Graduate Academic Advisor & Graduate Admissions Specialist
Phone: (941) 359-4333

Aaron Reecher is the Graduate Academic Advisor and Graduate Admissions Specialist at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. He provides academic advising and application support for all USF Sarasota-Manatee campus graduate students and applicants. Aaron has been at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus for 13 years and has worked with hundreds of amazing students in that time. His office is located in the Office of Student Services on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Aaron earned his BA from the University of Florida and MA in Education from USF Sarasota-Manatee. He looks forward to helping our USF students in any way possible.

Sean Schrader (Tampa campus)

Title: Graduate Student Services Coordinator