Deanna T. Schexnayder, long-time associate director for the Ray Marshall Center for Study of Human Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has assumed the role of assistant dean for finance for the LBJ School. In her new position, Schexnayder will be responsible for developing all financial and human resources policies for the LBJ School and directly managing operations of the LBJ School personnel and finance offices.
Schexnayder will continue to hold her senior research scientist title at the Ray Marshall Center, devoting a portion of her time to sponsored research projects at the Center, including a $675K project with the Texas Early Learning Council.
In addition to her experience as a senior research scientist and associate director at the School’s Ray Marshall Center, Schexnayder has over 30 years of human resource and personnel management experience within university and non-profit environments. Schexnayder has experience in the complex world of university finance through several previous positions, including being a grants and contracts administrator for the Office of Vice-President for Business Affairs at Louisiana State University. From 1988 through 2004, Schexnayder also led many local volunteer initiatives devoted to improving the quality of child care and public education in the Austin area. She holds a B.S. degree in psychology and an M.B.A. degree, both from Louisiana State University. In 2008, Schexnayder received The University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Supervisor Award.