Fort Bend ISD board appoints former chief financial officer Steve Bassett as deputy superintendent

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved the appointment of Steve Bassett as a deputy superintendent on Oct. 18. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)
The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved the appointment of Steve Bassett as a deputy superintendent on Oct. 18. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved the appointment of Steve Bassett as a deputy superintendent on Oct. 18. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)

Steve Bassett will become a Fort Bend ISD deputy superintendent after the board of trustees approved his appointment to the role Oct. 18 in a 6-1 vote, with trustee Angie Hanan voting against the motion.

Bassett was FBISD's chief financial officer from November 2013 to July 2019, according to a release from the district. He currently works as the associate superintendent of business services in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, the release said.


FBISD said in the release he brings to the position 30 years of experience, primarily in finance. Bassett earned his bachelor's in business administration and master's in public administration degrees from the University of Texas, and he is a certified public accountant.

Diana Sayavedra, who served as interim superintendent from June until early October, will remain a deputy superintendent with the district.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.