Diana graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and from Texas A&M University in Commerce with a Masters in Human Resource Management. Diana previously worked as Vice President of Human Resources and Training for both At Home Healthcare in Tyler and Texas Dow Employees Credit Union in the Houston area. Additionally, Diana has extensive human resources experience in the field of higher education at the university and college levels in Georgia and Texas while also serving more than 10 years as a high school English and Speech Communications teacher. Diana is a member of SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) and participates in the local Rose City SHRM chapter.
Diana's husband, Joe Bob, serves as the Director of Special Education for Chapel Hill ISD Tyler school district. Having five children and five grandchildren takes much of her time but Diana also enjoys long distance cross-country hiking, amateur landscape/nature photography and singing in her church choirs, ensembles and quartets when possible.