Karen Bender

Executive Secretary

University of Florida
PO Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610

Telephone: 352-273-6324
Email: kbender@ufl.edu


Ms. Bender is the Executive Secretary for the College of Nursing Dean, Dr. Anna McDaniel. Her main responsibilities consist of managing the dean’s calendar and travel.  She answers the main phones for the Dean’s Office and College of Nursing information line. She plans and works on many College-sponsored events (receptions, commencement, faculty meetings and retreats). Ms. Bender provides back-up for the Coordinator of Administrative Affairs, and works on special projects.


Ms. Bender has been employed at UF since 1987, most of that time at the College of Nursing Jacksonville campus.