Title: Administrative Assistant
Building: 3620 Varsity Drive
Amanda Beard joined The University of Texas at Tyler in 2016 as the Administrative
Assistant for the Office of International Programs (OIP). Amanda is generally the
first person to welcome international students to UT Tyler from OIP. Her primary
responsibilities are to maintain complex clerical records, prepare detailed reports,
and process a variety of financial documentation for OIP. Amanda serves as the lead
in planning all OIP events, and assists the OIP Executive Director with strategic
initiatives that take place throughout the academic year. She also works with the
web team to update the OIP webpages, compiles international data for all OIP units,
and serves as the lead on medical clearance requirements for international students.
Amanda is a military veteran, and a native East Texan. She received her BA in Police Science from Ottawa University in 2010, and is currently working on completing her MBA at Ottawa University with a concentration in Strategic Innovation.
Amanda possesses a love for photography and travel. She has traveled throughout the U.S. as well as to Guam, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and also spent time in Diego Garcia.