Title: OIP Administrative Assistant
Building: OIP Main
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. Amanda serves
as the lead in planning all OIP events and strategic initiatives that take place throughout
the academic year, including OIP's New International Student Orientation each semester. 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
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.