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.