Southwestern University Trustee
Dr. Cassandra M. McZeal ’92
Dr. Cassandra McZeal currently serves as Senior Change Advisor for the newly formed ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company, where she is part of the strategy and planning group responsible for the successful startup and implementation of the new organization. Since joining ExxonMobil in 2000, she has worked on mathematical optimization models for oil and gas investment portfolio planning and management, led the Visualization and Workflow Integration team, served as a skill area advisor for computational and applied mathematics capability, been the senior advisor for the Computational Methods section as well as the Computational Methods section supervisor. Finally, her last role before her current was as the Computational and Data Sciences Manager responsible for that capability across the ExxonMobil upstream sector.
Dr. McZeal has served as an assistant adjunct professor at Rice University and currently serves on Rice’s School of Engineering Advisory Board. She has presented at numerous professional conferences, keynoting the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences in 2018. She currently serves on the board of directors of the San Jacinto Council of the Girl Scouts of America.
Cassandra graduated in 1992, magna cum laude, with a degree in mathematics from Southwestern, where she was elected to Alpha Chi. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in computational and applied mathematics from Rice in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
Prior to her election as a trustee, Cassandra was a member of Southwestern’s board of visitors.