DeArman began her professional career at Southeast in 2012 as an admission specialist in the Office of Admissions. She joined the Office of International Education and Services in April 2015 as an International Student Counselor.
In her new role, DeArman will lead the International Student Services division, which is responsible for advising international students on maintaining legal status and other issues, and managing five new student orientations throughout the year. DeArman will also serve as the University’s Primary Designated School Official, the main point of contact for the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve my alma mater in this important role,” DeArman said. “My priority will always be the students and their education, and to help them meet their life goals. I will continue to work each day to ensure they are comfortable at Southeast, while working to remove any unnecessary barriers in order to help them achieve their degrees and reach their full potential.”
DeArman received a Bachelor of Music in instrumental performance with a minor in business administration in 2008 and a Master of Arts in higher education administration in 2010, both from Southeast. She has also earned a Master of Music from Oklahoma City University in 2012, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia through the statewide cooperative Ed.D. program in 2018.
DeArman performs throughout the region as a freelance trumpet player and teaches private trumpet lessons to students of all ages. She and her husband, Ken, reside in Cape Girardeau.