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Dr. Sharman Beasley Vesecky graduated from the University of Texas; spent a summer in graduate school at the Sorbonne University in Paris; attended graduate business school at the University of Texas at Dallas; earned master’s degrees in liberal arts and political science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas; and holds a doctoral degree in higher education from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, with a concentration in human resource development.
She taught history, English and political science in Dallas and Richardson schools; spent a year working in Washington, D.C., as a legislative assistant; spent another year as an oil and gas legal assistant at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius; and was a legislative and oil and gas legal assistant at American Petrofina in Dallas from 1974-76, implementing the American Petrofina Foundation during that time. She was an adjunct professor at night in the Paralegal program in the spring of 1975. She became coordinator and a faculty member of the Paralegal Studies program in spring of 1976 and in 1980 implemented the Paralegal Co-Op Program. In 1980 she help launch an articulation program with the Dallas Independent School District for the Law Magnet. In 1985, she raised the seed money to start the law library at El Centro College. She has participated in five College Consortium for International Studies seminars. Dr. Vesecky implemented the James Franz Scholarship in 2000 and created the Ann Beasley and Dr. Sharman Beasley Vesecky Scholarship for Co-Op students in 2008. Dr. Vesecky has taught seven different courses in Paralegal Studies and four in government.
She was granted a sabbatical in the fall of 1999 to work on a project titled “Recruiting and Retaining Students in the Co-Op Paralegal Program at El Centro College.” She was also granted a sabbatical from El Centro in the summer of 2007 to write a chapter supplement for the government textbook based on “The World is Flat.”
Active in community affairs, she serves on five civic boards.