Varghese, Donna

Administrative Specialist I
Department of Health Education & Behavior


Office FLG 5D
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
(352) 294-1639



Donna Varghese is the Office Manager for the Department of Health Education and Behavior. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. She has worked at UF since 1997 in administration, finance, and HR. She serves as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Department and is responsible to the Chair for all aspects of budgetary planning, fiscal management, human resource activities and business matters. She oversees the development of the departmental financial accounting, internal auditing, personnel policies and associated reporting required by higher management. This includes, but is not limited to, developing the annual budget, supervising the academic and fiscal staff, approving all financial transactions, preparing financial reports, tracking faculty start up monies and special monies the Chair and College provides faculty, completing monthly reconciliation, assisting with faculty and staff searches, preparing paperwork and processing personnel actions, completing the semester Academic Activities, Faculty Assignment, and Effort Reports.