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Deb Boissoneau

Department/Unit: LSA Dean’s Office

Working Title: Financial Specialist

Let's get to know Deb...

How long have you been with the university, and how long in your current position?

I've been with the university since 06/09/03 and my current position since 02/04/08.

What has been your most memorable experience at U-M?

Seeing all the folks line up for tickets to see President Barack Obama speak at Commencement.

What gives you a connection to your job and helps you define your purpose?

Seeing the kids on campus and watching the students that work in the Dean's office grow.

What motivates and energizes you at work?

Helping folks.

What advice would you give to a new employee at the university?

Take advantage of all the opportunities around you.

If you had a spontaneous day off, what would you do?

Take our dog Tucker to the Arb.

What is your favorite place to grab lunch (near campus)?

The Original Cottage Inn



Deb Boissoneau has been described as a “team player,” “helpful,” and “incredibly valuable” by her nominators for the LSA Staff Spotlight Award. She describes herself as someone who is always looking to help others and encouraging colleagues to take advantage of all the opportunities around them. 

She joined the university in 2003, and has been in her current position as a financial specialist since 2008. Deb thrives on seeing students, her colleagues, and the LSA Dean’s Office grow and achieve their goals.

Her nomination comes highly recognized for her positive attitude, infinite patience, and wealth of knowledge related to budget and finance. Deb receives a high volume of questions and communications from a wide range of individuals, but never makes anyone feel as though they are a pest to her. Her customer service is exemplified every day that she comes to work, and she has amazing commitment to everyone in LSA.

Her most memorable experience at U-M was seeing all the folks line up for tickets to see President Obama speak on campus; it is something she will never forget.

Deb has been in the Ann Arbor area since 1975—with the exception of a few years in the early 1980s. She is a very family-oriented individual and spends a lot of time with them. She has a dog named Tucker, and loves hiking in the Arboretum with her niece Veronica, as well as Tucker. When asked what flavor of ice-cream she would be, Deb stated she would be Almond Joy. From her nomination this speaks for itself, she is always a joy to be around.