Assistant Director for Business Operations – Academic Diversity Initiatives
Favorite City: Marrakech, Morocco
Sakena Sounny-Slitine is the Assistant Director for Business Operations – Academic Diversity Initiatives (ADI) which encompasses The Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence (LCAE); The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE); The Community Engagement Center (CEC); The Longhorn Center for School Partnerships (LCSP); Project Males (PM); The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC); The Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) and programs within.
Sakena’s duties include assisting the Associate Vice President for Academic Diversity Initiatives; the Deputy to the Vice President and Leadership for Student Engagement Portfolio; and the Executive Director and Chief Business Officer with business operations. She assists with financial management of a multi-million dollar budget, best practices and compliance, financial reporting, troubleshooting, forecasting, and other financial related tasks. Sakena manages and oversees HR functions for student and staff positions in ADI. Sakena supervises administrative staff, provides mentorship, guidance and training.