Deborah is responsible for receiving, making appropriate entries in Banner, and processing
the Upper-Division and Intention to Graduate Forms as well as Course Substitution
and other forms pertaining to degree programs for each student pursuing an undergraduate
degree in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences. She audits student records for
degree requirements and upon completion of requirements gives approval for undergraduate
degrees to be posted. Responsibilities extend to updating all undergraduate majors
and minors for the College of Basic and Applied Sciences in Banner for the Degree
Evaluation option in PipelineMT to assist advisors and students with degree requirements.
Prior to coming to MTSU, she was an insurance secretary from September 1972 to January
1986. She has been an income tax practitioner since 1973. Deborah has been at MTSU
since January 1986. She began as a secretary to the Director of Records and became
a Graduation Analyst in August 1991. The name of the position was upgraded to Graduation
Coordinator in October 2005. She was located in the Records Office until November
2007 at which time was relocated to the Office of the Dean of the College of Basic
and Applied Sciences in Jones Hall. Deborah earned the Certified Professional Secretary
rating in 1991 and was the recipient of the Recognition Secretarial/Clerical Staff
Quarterly Award for Exemplary Performance in September 2005. She has been humbled
by having been cited by graduating individuals as a person at MTSU who makes a real
difference upon multiple occasions.
Deborah is married to Don Phillips, who is retired.