NAPW Inducts Debra Baxley, Faculty Administrator, Florida State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Debra Baxley selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to honor Debra with this important award. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Debra Baxley as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in higher education. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to honor Debra with this important award,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Ms. Baxley has nearly four decades of administrative experience in a variety of industries. Since joining Florida State University (FSU) in 2002, she has honed her skills in business and administrative management, leadership, team building, budgets and finance. Presently, Ms. Baxley is Faculty Administrator at FSU, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Before taking on that role, she worked in a number of departments at the college as a Program Coordinator and Business Administrator.

“I like to work in a team or individually as long as the task is completed accurately and timely,” she said. “My supervisory experience includes administrative, accounting, budget, facilities and laboratory technicians.”

Before joining FSU, Ms. Baxley spent more than 20 years at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. There, she steadily climbed the corporate ladder, continually taking on more responsibilities and expanding her skillset, including human resources, public information and legal administration.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, General Communication, minor in Public Administration, Graduated Cum Laude from FSU; Davis Productivity Award 2010; Certified Supervisor Customer Service Trainer, Continuing to create a productive work environment at FSU - Chemistry & Biochemistry; member of Golden Key International Honor Society (Since 2000); Women in Science

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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