Meet the Staff



Elizabeth "Sheela" Fernandez (Tampa campus)

Title: Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration
Phone: (813) 974-8356

Elizabeth Fernandez, known to all as ‘Sheela,’ has been with the University of South Florida for almost 11 years. She previously worked as an Office Manager for various departments within the College of Arts & Sciences. In her words, after learning and gaining enough experience she thinks she managed to muster enough courage to join the Office of Graduate Studies as the Manager – Fiscal & Business Administration. She is a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award and also a USF-CRA/Advanced. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy. She enjoys working with students and student related issues. No issue is an issue for her. She loves the challenge and comes to work skipping. So if you need help, do not hesitate to drop by – ALN 294.



Javier Rodriguez (Tampa campus)

Title: Fiscal & Business Analyst
Phone: (813) 974-9328

Assistant to Elizabeth Fernandez, Javier Rodriguez is responsible for the reconciliation of PCards and various departmental accounts. He is also in charge of Fellowship Tuition Waivers and ensures that day to day business operations are processed and completed per university guidelines. Javier has completed two years of accounting towards a B.A. degree.