Message from the Dean – Fall 2022

I have led this remarkable College since Spring 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I remain amazed by the perseverance of our faculty and staff throughout this time. So much about the world, higher education, and daily life seems to have changed, but the resilience of the human spirit has remained a steady anchor. The past two and half years have been challenging for many of us, but the commitment to our College that many of you have shown makes me proud to lead this College.As we have entered a new academic year, I get the sense Read more

Legacy Spotlight – J. Pat Richmond

A College enjoys no better endorsement than through the successes its alumni achieve. This is ever more the case when alumni reach back to students in support and kindness. Meet Mr. J Pat Richmond, who is a cherished example of a supportive alumni who is paying it forward. J. Pat retired from Glazers Wholesale Distributors after 46 years with the company. Over the last 29 years, he was in senior management Read more

Working For a Purpose

Sometimes you have to open your mind to the unplanned, because it is there that you can often find what you really need and more. Like JJ Cawelti, the Albuquerque native who found herself at WT for her undergrad and hopes of riding on the equestrian team more than 20 years ago, and then coming home to roost for her MBA in Marketing. She completed her MBA in 2009, and her career has taken off. Read more

Faculty Spotlight – Interview with Dr. Nick Gerlich

Dr. Nick Gerlich is in his 34th year at WT. He earned his PhD and MBA at Indiana University, and his BA at Anderson (Indiana) University. His teaching specialties are Digital Marketing and Consumer Behavior, although he also teaches the MBA Seminar in Marketing. His research interests run the gamut from social media to consumer boycotts. In his spare time, he bicycles for fitness, and travels the country with his camera gear in search of vintage roadside signage and attractions. He is married to Deanna, and father of two young women, both of whom are current or graduated students in the COB. This year, Dr. Gerlich Read more

Student Connects with Human ResourcesĀ 

Earning your undergraduate degree is a big step in launching your career. Keeping going, or returning, for your MBA or other graduate degree allows you to reach farther and higher. But when you add specialized certifications on top of that all, it becomes the icing on the cake. Keaton Irons is the perfect example. Keaton earned his BBA in Management in 2018 with a Human Resource specialization, all the while working at United Supermarkets. He then took a position with Xcel Energy in Amarillo, and began working on his MBA, which he competed in 2020. But Keaton was not done just yet. Read more