Faculty and Staff
DeAnna A. Risher, M.A.
|Title:||Assistant to the Associate Deans and Graduate Program Liaison
|College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management|
M.A., Business, Webster University
B.A., Business Administration, Columbia College
DeAnna Risher serves as assistant to the associate deans and graduate program liaison in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. Risher brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to the college. Prior to this position, she worked as the executive assistant to the Provost at Columbia College. She also has 22 years of military service in the U.S. Army Reserve in the areas of training, human resources, administration and professional development.
As an adjunct instructor for Southern Wesleyan University, Risher facilitates general education and business courses in the Adult and Graduate Studies evening program.
She enjoys volunteering to help those in the community and does this by serving as a VITA tax preparer in conjunction with the Cooperative Ministry, and volunteering with organizations that provide academic, professional and career development opportunities for middle and high school boys.