Deb is a 1974 graduate of Lake Erie College. She has been involved in the life of the College since she graduated. Deb has served on the Mathews House Committee, was president of the National Alumni Board, served as a member of the Board of Trustees and taught communication classes as an adjunct instructor. Her children, Sara and Adam, are both alumni of Lake Erie. She is the advisor for the Ambassador program and the International Club, and she represents the College in several community organizations.
Deb works directly with the President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement, planning alumni events and trips, alumni weekend and special alumni programs. She is also the primary liaison to the National Alumni Board.