Message from the Dean – Spring 2022

As we wrap up the 2021-2022 academic year, we have cheered and applauded the Class of ’22 who have walked across the stage at graduation. This is a time of celebration and reflection, when we honor our graduates and their wonderful accomplishments. All things considered, these future leaders have persevered through another year of uncertainty, challenges, and change. These students enjoy the head start afforded by a world-class education, earned through the completion of a rigorous business curriculum.  I share in the pride that these students feel and I am confident that the opportunities that the world holds for them are wide open. I am fascinated by the successes that our graduates will go on to accomplish. I know my colleagues and I are proud of the part that we in the College have played to shape another class of leaders who will positively change the world around us. In this... Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Shannon & Josh Pukl

Convenience, value, and quality of an online program are one thing. But sometimes it inspires you to go on to do even more afterward. Like the case of Shannon and Josh Pukl (both MBA 2020), who had such a rewarding experience pursuing their graduate degrees in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business that they went on to develop their own online program for professionals in their field. The Pukls, who now live about an hour northwest of Chicago, had completed their PharmD degrees at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. But they realized that, in spite of Read more

Student Spotlight – Eemeli Jarvinen

“Last year I decided I was not going to fight against the wind. I had to change my golf game to it, and I started learning how to hit lower shots.” If there is anyone in the College of Business who has learned the importance of adapting to whatever the conditions may be, it is Eemeli Jarvinen, 22, senior marketing major from Finland and member of the WT Men’s Golf Team. “My freshman year I decided I was going to just fight back. I was going to keep my game the exact same,” said. But stubbornness, whether on the course or in business, is not a viable long-term strategy, and Jarvinen learned a very important Read more

More Than 40 Years of Service to the College – Dr. Jim Owens

A pillar rests on a foundation and upholds the grand edifice of great structures, or at least it is so in classical greek architecture. However, this metaphor works well when we describe long and enduring contributions that are possible in the course of a fruitful and long-lasting career in higher education. This year, a dear colleague – aptly likened unto a long-standing pillar of the college – has decided to retire. After having positively impacted many thousands of students over a forty-plus year tenure Read more

Engler College of Business Golf Classic

The inaugural Engler College of Business Golf Classic was held on April 28th at Palo Duro Creek Golf course. The event was created to get together with students, alumni, and the community, and also to help raise funds for COB student scholarships. After the day was completed, over $7,000 will be used for student scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The weather fortunately was kind for the first nine, but proved a bit more challenging as the day went on. For two teams, the day went well enough to tie at 57 forcing a scorecard playoff and a win for the Wilson Haag, PLLC group Read more