Debra Barnett

Administrative Manager
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Departments:
Phone: (360) 546-9660
Fax: (360) 546-9040
Located in Undergraduate (VUB) 309
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00
  • Diversity Council Member
  • WSUV Community Choir President
  • Licensed Washington State Notary Public

My career at WSU Vancouver began in 1997. As Administrative Manger, I provide direct assistance to Sharon Kruse, the academic director of the College of Education. My work involves a myriad of other responsibilities, too. As the primary point of contact for the unit, I work with both internal and external constituencies. I oversee administrative operations, supervise the office staff, provide support to faculty, and manage the course scheduling process. I am responsible for budget reconciliation and maintenance, expenditure control, and fiscal analysis; coordinate mentor teacher stipend payments; and handle all payroll and personnel-related tasks. I also serve as Webmaster for the WSUV College of Education web site.

An alum of WSUV, I completed my BA in Anthropology with a minor in English and earned a Professional Writing Certificate while working full-time. I have taken graduate-level courses as well and consider myself a lifelong learner.

I am a licensed Notary Public for the State of Washington and offer my professional services free of charge to the entire WSU Vancouver community.

Campus organizations I have been actively engaged in are River Cities Anthropologial Society and the WSUV Community Choir. I have been appointed to the Diversity Councilfor five consecutive years.

The Pacific Nothwest has been home to me most of my life. I graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver and married my high school sweetheart. We have a son, two daughters, and thirteen grandchildren. An avid traveler, I toured England and Scotland with a concert choir a few years ago. After the tour, I went on my own to Stonehenge and then to Liverpool to see the hometown of my beloved Beatles. In 2012, I was able to visit Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. I fell in love with everything Egyptian and plan a return trip to this beautiful, ancient land in 2014.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (minor in English), summa cum laude, WSU Vancouver, 2008
  • Professional Writing Certificate, WSU Vancouver, 2005

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