Office of Academic Support

Published: August 17th, 2010

Category: Memos

Bernard Mair, Associate Provost

It is my pleasure to announce the formation of the Office of Academic Support (OAS) at the University of Florida and the appointment of Dr. Angeleah Browdy as director of the office effective Aug 1, 2010.

This new office is the result of a merger of the Office of Academic Support and Institutional Services (OASIS), and the Assisting students Improving skills Maximizing potential (AIM) office into a single administrative unit that will essentially administer the programs previously held by these offices.

OAS provides academic and personal enrichment services for all students at UF who are interested and would benefit. A primary objective of OAS is to serve students who are first generation, low income (or economically disadvantaged), AIM, or from under-represented groups at UF, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities. The activities of OAS are designed to enhance student success and support the broad diversity of the student body, which are important to the achievement of UF’s educational, research and service mission.

Angeleah Browdy obtained a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of Rhode Island in 2002 and has been a lecturer in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at UF since that time. Her research interest has been in the area of sphingolipid biosynthesis, focusing primarily on protein purification and regulation of the enzymatic pathways using yeast as model systems. She has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has been very active in departmental governance, serving on many important committees. She has served as undergraduate faculty advisor in the department, Preview advisor, and faculty advisor for the student group MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences). Her awards include MANNRS Service Award (2010), CALS Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year for 2008, and UF Faculty advisor of the Year for 2009.

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