Teresa Higbee is the Department of Nursing office manager in the College of Science at Southern Utah University (SUU). She received her associate degree in business from Dixie College, St. George, Utah. Her educational focus was secretarial with emphasis in legal documentation. She worked ten years in a variety of positions including legal secretary, office manager, loan processor, loan closer and pre-underwriter prior to her employment as department office manager at SUU.
Teresa started her employment at SUU in July 1999 as the secretary for the Weber State University/Southern Utah University Cooperative Nursing Program. Her responsibilities include: track and maintain student records, maintain clinical facility agreements, department liaison with clinical facilities, order equipment and supplies, maintain memberships and contracts, manage graduate surveys, oversee and reallocate credit card transactions, manage budgets, process overload and special appointment paperwork, hire and supervise student employees, maintain department web page, make travel arrangements, schedule department and student functions, coordinate details for student ceremonies, track department inventory and assist faculty/staff and students.
Teresa was instrumental in preparing paperwork documenting the need for a stand alone nursing program at SUU. She worked closely with the nursing program coordinator to prepare necessary paperwork to gain approval for the SUU Baccalaureate Nursing Program. She will continue as the founding secretary for the new SUU Nursing Program.