Message from the Dean – Spring 2020

Welcome to the spring issue of our e-newsletter. I hope you are doing well, staying positive and optimistic during these uncertain times. It is a great honor to connect with you as the new Dean of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business and am excited to begin this journey with you in pursuit of success for the College. History has taught us that in moments of crisis, good and prudent leadership is warranted and needed. Our University’s senior leadership anticipated the challenges we are currently facing and put in motion processes to get our University ready to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This plan has allowed us to swiftly ensure the continuity of learning Read more

Dr. Robert King

Faculty Spotlight – Interview with Dr. Robert Allen King

Originally from Slaton, TX, Robert Allen King came to Canyon as an undergraduate student and eventually earned three degrees from West Texas A&M University: a B.B.A. in Marketing, an M.B.A. with a Marketing Emphasis, and M.S. in Finance and Economics. He circled back to WT after he completed his Ph.D. in Marketing at Ole Miss and most recently won the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award in the Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business. Today he is an Assistant Professor of Marketing, Director of Graduate Business Programs, and the Wilder Professor of Business Read more

Message from the Dean

As we approach the end of the fall semester and enter the new calendar year, several high profile ranking outlets will publish results for 2020. One of the most distinctive entities with respect to rankings is The Princeton Review. I am pleased to share, the Engler College of Business has been recognized as a top 25 Online MBA program in the world rankings by The Princeton Review, for the second consecutive year. This year we moved up a spot to number 23.  The thing that makes The Princeton Review rankings special is the primary source of input comes from student surveys about faculty, staff, classmates, IT infrastructure, and related.  Being recognized via external rankings is always great, but recognition based on the experience of our recent graduates is very gratifying to our dedicated faculty and staff.   Beyond The Princeton Review rankings listed below, we are pleased to share information... Read more

Legacy Spotlight – Foust Alum Scholarship

Like many great stories of entrepreneurship, this one starts in a single-car garage in 1953. In a small house on Ong Street in Amarillo, J.W. and Nell Foust started their own printing company. They worked out of their garage for four years until they bought Whitney Printing Company in 1957.  They later expanded their business when they purchased Russell Stationery in 1979. For almost 50 years, they worked side-by-side Read more