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The Distance Learning Administration Team in CIRT provides leadership, program development, student support, and budget services to promote, facilitate, and assess the university’s distance learning courses and programs. It manages the operating minutiae required at the university, state, and federal level and provides administrative support to all CIRT teams.

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    Katharine Brown | Assistant Director, DL Student Services

    kbrown@unf.edu | 904.620.1306

    Katharine moved to CIRT in September 2013. She brings over 30 years of experiences at UNF to her new role as the Assistant Director for DL Student Services. She earned her MBA at UNF in 1982 and quickly discovered technology was her passion. In ITS for 10 years, she worked on the network and user services teams before joining the faculty in the School of Computing. For more than 14 years, Katharine was the Lead Advisor in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, and a Senior Instructor in the School of Computing.

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    Patrice Kapcio | Assistant Director, Online Programs

    p.kapico@unf.edu | 904.620.1385

    Patrice came to CIRT after working in the UNF Graduate School for four years. She earned a B.A. in English from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at UNF. She is a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and is currently raising her fifth puppy, Nika.

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    Megan Lichty | Budget Coordinator

    mlichty@unf.edu | 904.620.5391

    Megan has worked at UNF since 2009 while earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA degree. She joined CIRT in May 2017 as coordinator of budgets and enjoys learning more about finance and accounting in higher education. In her free time, Megan likes to spend time with family, be outside with her dog, and crochet.

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    Tina Stanton | Program Assistant

    tina.stanton@unf.edu | 904.620.5174

    Tina is a graduate of Jones College and the University of North Florida, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2014. Prior to joining UNF as a staff member, she worked at UPS while continuing her education. Tina is currently contemplating her third degree major. She is a Jacksonville native, has raised two children, and currently has two grandchildren. She considers family a priority in her life and makes time for travel and recreation in order to enhance her personal experiences and relationships.


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    Janice Washington | Budget Associate

    Janice.Washington@unf.edu | 904.620.5432

    Janice is new to UNF and the Jacksonville community. She came to CIRT after working with other federal and local government agencies in the areas of housing management and higher education. Janice received an Associate of Applied Science from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her 4 daughters and grandchildren.

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    Nika | Service Dog in Training

    Nika, a native of Santa Rosa, CA, works part-time in the office to learn basic commands and etiquette as part of her training to be an assistance dog with Canine Companions for Independence. Nika will leave the team in February of 2019 to pursue advanced training in Orlando, FL where she aspires to earn certification with ADI (Assistance Dogs International) and to provide exceptional service to an exceptional person.