MEET THE STAFF
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Catherine is a native Delawarean and alumna of the University of Delaware, and she believes that finding your passion in life is a journey, not a single-stop destination. Her journey began after graduation with an internship at MBNA, which turned into a full-time position as a Publication Specialist. While she enjoyed the creative aspects of designing publications, she realized that she wanted to help students, so she returned to school and earned a Master’s degree in Education specializing in Academic Counseling. She worked as a Guidance Counselor for middle and high school students, and eventually went on to work at UD as the Academic Advisor in Chemical Engineering. Later in her career, she combined working with both high school and college students as the Associate Director for Education and Outreach programs at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. Now, Catherine is excited to be back working with Undergraduates as the Assistant Dean for Student Services in the College of Health Sciences!
When Catherine is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son, attending as many Broadway shows as possible, and taking nature walks with her puppy, Emmy.
Academic Program Manager
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Debbie provides administrative support to the Undergraduate Student Services team. Debbie, a native of Richmond, Virginia, moved to Wilmington, DE in 1974. She holds a M.S. in Human Resources Management (Administrative Management concentration) from Wilmington University in New Castle, DE, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Fisk University in Nashville, TN.
Debbie is a highly skilled professional who has had progressive management responsibilities in both private and public sectors. She started her professional career with the DuPont Company working in customer service positions in various departments. After leaving DuPont due to downsizing, she entered higher education in an entry-level position as an Admissions Processing Supervisor at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). At CCP, she progressed rapidly and became the college’s Registrar in 2001. In 2008, Debbie left CCP and joined Saint Joseph’s University in the College of Professional and Liberal Studies as Director of Advising and Retention. In 2013, Debbie joined the University of Delaware as the Academic Program Manager in the College of Health Sciences. As the Academic Program Manager, her major responsibilities include managing the senior checkout and degree clearance processes, processing course substitutions and waivers, reviewing Transfer Credit Evaluation forms, reaching out to students in academic or personal difficulties, and advising Health Sciences (non-OT) majors.
As the first in her immediate family to earn a college degree, Debbie has a strong sense of giving back. She has a deep appreciation for helping students succeed to obtain their dream of a college education. In the near future, she plans to focus on student success initiatives for the College of Health Sciences.
Randee R. Tobin
205 McDowell Hall
Outside of UD I like to spend time with my husband in the mountains of PA. I love precious days spent with my daughters and grandsons. I like to take pictures, do puzzles, read, watch movies, and take walks in the woods with my German shepherd Jaegermeister.
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