Assistant Director, Graduate Degree Certification
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Patricia Van Wert is the Assistant Director for Graduate Degree Certification at the Graduate School. She manages the Graduate Student Records unit that is responsible for degree certification and recommendation of graduate degrees to the UF President. Patty’s team also provides data for the graduate commencement program each term, maintains overall graduate student records, evaluates individual academic petitions and reviews credit transfers and credential holds. Patty received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University, majoring in Business/Marketing. She has extensive management experience from 13 years at a leading insurance organization. Patty began her career at UF in 2006 and served as Academic Program Coordinator for the department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy. She values time with her family spent fishing, running, cooking and traveling.