Debbie Rohwer

Debbie Rohwer

Hurley Administration Bldg

Room 370B

Division of Planning

Debbie Rohwer

Vice President for Planning and Chief of Staff

Executive Assistant: 
Rhiannon White

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Bio Information

Dr. Rohwer began serving as Vice President for Planning and Chief of Staff in June 2017. Prior to her appointment in the Office of the President, she was Professor and Chair of Music Education in UNT’s College of Music, beginning in 1997. Dr. Rohwer’s position as Vice President for Planning and Chief of Staff includes a variety of duties such as:

  • Advising President Smatresk and his executive leadership team on the conceptualization and execution of innovative organizational strategies and objectives
  • Developing and leading strategic, cross-divisional presidential projects and initiatives that have potential impact for the future direction of the university
  • Assembling teams from across the university that problem solve and work toward improved processes


  • Ph.D. in music education, The Ohio State University
  • M.M. in music education, Eastman School of Music
  • B.M. in music education and flute performance, Northwestern University