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Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer

Donna Asher

Human Resources
Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer

Business Service Center, Suite 4200

(940) 369-5600


Donna Asher is a veteran in higher education administration with nearly 20 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, fiscal operations, space management and information systems for both academic and administrative areas.  Prior to serving as Deputy CHCO, Asher was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services, where she led a team of directors administrating a shared services initiative encompassing the delivery of business services in the areas of purchasing, payment, travel, payroll and human resources.

Additionally, she led an on-going evaluation of current and future services to recommend the most appropriate management structure, location of service personnel, degree of central coordination, campus variation, and outsourcing opportunities in order to ensure high quality, cost effective services to each campus and System operating unit.

From 2004 - 2011, Asher served first as UNT’s Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Administrative and Fiscal Services and then as the Vice Provost for Academic Resources.

She advised the UNT Provost on budgetary, human resource, space management and information system matters. She was also the chief budget officer for a more than $200 million budget and chief academic human resources officer for more than 1,000 full-time equivalent faculty positions and more than 750 full-time equivalent staff positions. Prior to joining the Provost’s office, Asher was Associate Director of UNT Human Resources, a unit that she worked in for more than 13 years.

Asher is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in human resources management from UNT. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Information Science at UNT and is in the final stages of completing that degree. She is the President of the Texas Higher Education Human Resources Association and a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, the Colleges and Universities Professional Organization for Human Resources, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.