Inaugural Sigman Leadership and Innovation Series to feature Ralph de la Vega

Mr. Ralph De La Vega will be the inaugural business leader to speak at the Stan Sigman Business Leadership and Innovation Series on October 13, 2021. A native of Cuba, Mr. De la Vega is the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc., President and CEO or AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions, and founder and chairman of the De La Vega Group. Under his leadership Read more

Blake Nester - WT Alumni with a BBA in Marketing

Sweet Times at Creek House Honey Farm

Student and alumni successes and accomplishments come in many forms, and all are to be honored and celebrated. Whereas many develop a particular perspective on business, and what a career in business entails, it is important to bear in mind that success in business takes on many manifestations and success stories are as varied as people’s interests and the society we live in. The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business is proud to share Blake Nester’s story on how her degree in Marketing has helped her find success at Creek House Honey Farm Read more

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Fall 2021 Faculty News

Higher education relies on reinvigoration and renewal in the addition of new faculty. Welcoming new faces, thoughts, and perspectives into the faculty ranks is a critical opportunity to maintain our faculty as a vital resource of the College, University, and society at large. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we have added seven new faculty to our college. In addition, four faculty members in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business were recognized for their outstanding performance Read more

Dr. Trevor Watkins - Assistant Professor of Management

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Trevor Watkins

Dr. Trevor Watkins has served as an Assistant Professor of Management at the Engler College of Business since 2019. Prior to this academic appointment, he obtained a PhD from the University of Washington. He teaches courses and conducts research related to employee and organizational health and well-being. At his core, he believes that a balanced life is the good life. He is proud to live in the Lone Star state, particularly in Small Town USA, which has treated him and his family well. He currently lives in Canyon, Texas, and after experiencing the five-minute bicycle commute to work, he can’t see himself ever Read more

ALPFA Chapter of the Year

In the Spring 2021 issue we had reported on the great success that Dr. Leslie Ramos-Salazar and the WT student chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America have enjoyed as the byproduct of their hard work and dedication to public service. On August 2nd, it would seem that the national organization agreed as the WTAMU chapter was recognized Read more

Internship Experience – Shaun Lawson

Applied learning – learning through doing – remains among the most compelling and rewarding means of instruction available. The premise and mission of most Universities and Colleges is to bring people together to enrich and expand opportunities for learning. Internships are a time-honored means of applied learning where students can relate what they learn in the classroom to the experiences and lessons of practice. Often, both modes of learning are complementary and profoundly benefit the community broadly: experience for the student, the ability Read more

Message from the Dean – Spring 2021

As one reflects on a long and fortunate career in higher education, it is easy to depend on the patterns that define the ebb and flow of an academic year to gauge progress, success, and to forge plans for improvement and growth.  The 2020-2021 academic year changed all of that. This was the academic year that we were introduced to a term that none of us had uttered just 18 months ago: COVID-19. One of the things that I am comforted by, and something I now know we can depend on, is the resilience of the human spirit to adapt, overcome, and support during a crisis.  I have seen phenomenal positivity and courage across the campus community over the past year: administrators who strived to make the best possible choices for our future; faculty who arose to the challenge to provide the best possible learning experience despite uncertainty; and, staff... Read more

Legacy Spotlight – Mr. Don Williams

There is an idiomatic proverb that goes like this: “It takes a village to raise a child.” In this case, the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business, being much greater than the sum of its parts, shines as it provides a resource for an entire community. Often, the college, and the people who make it great, provides insight, inspiration, and value to many in the business community. What often ensues are deep connections between the college and the business community that are immeasurable. When these connections happen, the broader premise Read more

Celebrating the Schaeffers

Alumni are among the greatest treasure of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business; there is no better evidence of the importance of the College, and its mission, than the successes of our graduates. Recently, the College and University celebrated the award of an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration to Mr. Stanley Schaeffer (class of ’55) in recognition of his extensive leadership and philanthropy in support of the core values of both the University and the College. The Stanley Schaeffer story is a study in the most effective qualities of leadership Read more

Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business – 2021 Rankings

By Dr. Robert Allen King Feedback given to the college subsequent to our most recent AACSB visit was the charge to increase our ability to “brand and defend,” particularly in the online space where competition is continually increasing. In this regard, we have continued to garner acclaim and high ranking for our college and programs in U.S.News and World Report, TFE Times, and Princeton Review. Recently, we have expanded our reach and influence with newly-acquired high rankings in Fortune and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In Fortune’s inaugural ranking, the Engler College of Business ranked #12 overall and is the only regional school represented in the list. QS, arguably the global equivalent to U.S.News and World Reports, ranked the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business as #44 among some of the best business schools in the world. In total, these rankings demonstrate the inherent value and quality of our programs on... Read more