Pat Rigby

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Pat Rigby, the Administrative Assistant in the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA), first came from her home in Iowa to The Ohio State University in September 1996 to assist in the development of the Pork Industry Center in the Animal Science Department of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  As part of the IPA team since July 14, 2003, she provides support for students and visiting scholars who apply for their J-1 visas through USAID’s TraiNet visa process; arranges travel and reimbursement for staff, research collaborators, students, advisors and scholars; processes the hiring of students, their tuition and fees payments, and book allowance expenditures; and assists in the general day to day management of the office.   The peanuts & M&M dispenser on her desk invites visitors to come back often!