Shelle has been involved in several roles related to education since she returned to Denison after graduating from the University of North Texas. Her career at Grayson College spanned 31 years where she served as the liaison between the college and the community, and the media. Shelle’s role at GC also included college branding, advertising, and communications campaigns. Her support of the community and higher education is illustrated through her service and appointments to many community, civic, economic development, statewide, and public education boards and committees. She and her husband, Randy, an accountant, have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter.