Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration

Dr. Diane E. Snyder

Dr. Snyder

Dr. Diane E. Snyder has been the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration at the Alamo Community College District (Alamo Colleges) since 2008. Under her leadership, Alamo Colleges achieved AAA bond ratings and has been recognized by numerous awards for performance excellence: Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle 2016 Platinum Award-financial transparency; GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation award (annually since 2010); National Purchasing Institute (NPI) Achievement of Excellence Award (annually since 2011); GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (annually since 2009); Recognized status with Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Program; 2012 Bellwether Planning, Governance and Finance Award; and GTOT Investment Policy Certificate of Distinction. 

Dr. Snyder was selected into the inaugural class of the 2016-17 Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a ten-month executive leadership program for aspiring community college presidents led by the Aspen Institute and the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative. Other honors include being recognized as The San Antonio Business Journal’s Best CFO 2010 Education Category.

Dr. Snyder is responsible for Financial Planning; Human Resources; Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management; Treasury; Accounting; Business Services; Student Financial Aid; Student Business Offices; Student Contact Center; Project Facilitation Office; and Public Safety. She also guides the nine-member, elected Board of Trustees on matters related to Alamo Colleges’ $500 million annual operating and capital budget. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, public accounting, operations and financial management; with a proven track record of improving service excellence, operational controls and efficiencies, especially in turnaround and high growth situations.

In May 2017, Dr. Snyder completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration (Community College Leadership specialization) at the University of Texas at Austin with her research interests in Community College Project Management Process Maturity. She holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from Leslie College.