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Name: Patricia Smith.

Position: Associate director for operations in the housing facilities office. Supervising the staff that manages housing for faculty, staff and graduate students. Overseeing the cleaning and maintenance staffs for that housing. Working with other departments, such as public safety and building maintenance, to coordinate their work with the housing office.

Quote: ''I feel privileged to be part of the academic experience that goes with my job. The fact that we can provide a comfortable home setting for students, faculty and staff means that where they live and how they live isn't a distraction for them.''

Other interests: Playing golf, skiing and camping with her husband, Mitchell, and their children, 9-year-old Billy and 7-year-old Bobby.