Aug. 6, 2012
SPRINGFIELD -- Missouri State Director of Athletics Kyle Moats announced Monday (Aug. 6) that Deb Dishman has been named as assistant director of athletics for business administration.
Dishman has spent the last three years as a financial aid counselor on the MSU campus in Springfield. In that capacity, she has worked with Moats and the MSU Athletics staff monitoring student-athlete scholarships and grants, disbursing scholarship payments and stipends, and ensuring compliance with NCAA and Federal guidelines.
"We are excited to have Deb joining our staff," said Moats. "She brings a wealth of knowledge regarding institutional accounting and budgeting and is familiar with the needs of our staff and student-athletes. She will make a great addition to our senior staff and the athletics family."
Dishman earned her bachelor of science in education from Missouri State in 2007 after serving four years on the MSU swimming and diving squad under former coach Jack Steck. She was the co-captain of the Bears 2007 squad.
She went on to earn her masters of accountancy from MSU in 2008 while serving as a graduate assistant in the University's Office of Financial Aid. She spent eight months working for BKD, LLP in Springfield as a tax accountant before returning to the University in October 2009.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the athletics staff at Missouri State," Dishman said. "Missouri State Athletics has been a big part of my life for almost 10 years and I couldn't be more excited for the future. The support from our campus community has been incredible, and I couldn't imagine a better opportunity for myself and my family."
The former Deb O'Neal is a native of Billings, Mo. She and her husband David live in Springfield and have two-year-old twins, Hattie and Drake.