Catherine Parsoneault serves as Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment at Texas Tech University, with oversight of the Office of Planning and Assessment and the Ethics Center. She serves as the institution's Accreditation Liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and as the chief contact with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for all matters pertaining to academic programs. Prior to joining the Provost's staff at TTU in February 2013, Dr. Parsoneault served for 20 years on the staff of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin. Her areas of responsibility at the Coordinating Board included the statewide core curriculum, transfer student success and academic program review. She supported statewide advisory committees on international education, globalization in higher education, the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, undergraduate education and transfer success, and she served as a coordinating board liaison to the Board of the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Dr. Parsoneault holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Music in music history and literature (summa cum laude) from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in historical musicology from The University of Texas at Austin. She has held part-time faculty positions at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas A&M University, and Southern Methodist University, where she also served as a full-time academic adviser for four years.