Associate Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgets
Shawn joined Xavier in 2009 and serves as Associate Vice President of Financial Planning and Budgets. She has full ownership and decision-making responsibilities for the Managerial Accounting System which is used to inform resource allocation and financial management decisions, the planning and administration of the multi-year Operating, Strategic Planning and Capital financial plans, the coordination of the overall University planning as the primary staff member for the University Planning and Resource Council, and responsible for financial information systems and applications related to planning and budgets, which includes integrating functions and operations. She also serves as a member of the President's Cabinet, CBO's Executive Team, and assists the CBO in supporting the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Prior to joining Xavier, Shawn had over 25 successful years of progressive experience in the corporate world. She began her career with First Union Bank and has worked in senior management positions at E. W. Scripps and Harte Hanks. She earned her bachelor's degree in Finance from Murray State University and was on the Rifle Team as a competitive shooter.
Shawn is an active volunteer in the local community serving on the Finance Committee of St. Joseph Parish, volunteer teacher of Art Appreciation to local parochial grade schools, and a Sunday school teacher. She and her husband, Ralph, have two children, Kyle and Sarah.
- BS in Finance - Murray State University