Portrait of Debbie Hughes

Debbie Hughes

Hub Director

LocationSteele Building, Room 2014


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  • Florida State University (B.A., History and German)
  • Purdue University (M.A., Early Modern British History)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D., British Imperial History)
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Master of Social Work)

What I enjoy most about working with students:

Seeing them take healthy risks, try new things, and grow into their authentic selves.

My hometown:

Born and raised in Arlington, VA; graduated from high school in Panama City, FL (where my parents still live)

First job out of college:

Help Desk at Books-a-Million in Tallahassee, FL

Lowest grade I got as an undergrad:

C, twice in College Algebra

If I didn’t work for Advising I would:

Work at a history or art museum.

Bucket list item

Visit all of the great zoos of the world.