Debra Southerland

Academic Support Associate

Debra started her career at Cleary University in 2008 and has held multiple positions throughout the campus. Staff positions included Campus Center Associate, Clancy’s Café Supervisor, and Campus Bookstore & Spirit Shop Manager. In March 2020, Debra transitioned into the Registrar’s office where she currently provide records and academic support as an Academic Support Associate. Her primary role is to ensure that student records are accurate. This includes processing student registrations, drop/adds, degrees, and transcript requests. Debra also complete the NCS reporting and data audits as required and respond to student and staff inquiries. Another role that she has includes assisting the Academic’s Department with managing the course evaluations process, compiling data reports, scheduling classrooms and managing the cap & gown ordering in preparation for Commencements.

“I absolutely love Cleary University because they foster a safe and inclusive learning environment for all. Every staff and faculty member is so passionate about what they do! They truly enjoy engaging students while encouraging them to discover the possibilities that await them within the world of work.”

Debra has earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Information Management from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).