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Dee Boyle is an Administrative Specialist III within the Department of Environmental Horticulture. Her responsibilities include working with the Department Chair to align departmental financial and administrative procedures. This includes monitoring payroll and all fiscal operations for the department, hiring and supervising support staff, facilitating departmental renovations and as serving as the IFAS Shared Services liaison for accounts.


Among the many hats Dee wears in her position, she also serves as backup for other administrative staff as the need arises. In the spring of 2019, Dee stepped in to assume the role of Graduate Programs Specialist when the new specialist went on maternity leave – all while maintaining her own position duties as an Administrative Specialist. Dee’s previous experience in the position allowed her to fill the gap seamlessly and keep the department’s graduate program running smoothly. However, it did not

lighten her workload, as she took on the challenge of managing paperwork, letters of appointment, tuition waivers and assistantships for students on and off-campus.


Ms. Boyle’s nominator wrote, “Dee goes above and beyond for the department every day. She is the point person for nearly everything. She handles everyday emergencies with professionalism and empathy, and is highly regarded by faculty, staff and students.” One colleague described Dee as “an exemplary member of our team” and went on to say, “it is an honor to work with her.”