Dean Langford Returns to Faculty & Administrative Assignment
A&M-Commerce Dean Langford to Step Down, Return to Faculty & Administrative Assignment
COMMERCE, TX—Dr. Hal Langford, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE) since 2001, announced this week that he will step down from his post, effective September 19, 2012.
“As dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Dean Langford’s work has touched virtually every student on campus.” said university president, Dan Jones. “From the beginning, Dean Langford has been innovative, thought-provoking, and far-sighted. I’m grateful both for his service and for the fact he’ll remain on our faculty to continue enriching the lives of our students.”
Langford will return to a faculty position in the Department of Business Administration and MIS and will also serve as coordinator of recruiting and marketing for Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rockwall. He will begin by developing a marketing prospectus and will review and prepare curriculum for his upcoming teaching assignments.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship is AACSB accredited, the highest level of accreditation for business schools. Only 25 percent of U.S. business schools achieve AACSB International accreditation, the hallmark of excellence in management education.
Under Langford’s management, the CBE received several awards, including the AACSB Online MBA Rankings Best Affordable Accredited Online MBA Programs, Top Ranked Best Buy Masters Management/Administration, and the #5 Rank for Online MBA programs in US News & World Report.
“I’ve mixed reactions to Dr. Langford’s decision to step down from the deanship and return to the faculty” said Gary Peer, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “While his energy, creativity and good humor in the deanship and his forward thinking in the design and delivery of instruction will be difficult at best, to replace, his return to teaching will clearly be an asset to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship and I trust, rewarding to him personally. I thank him for his many contributions and extend to him, sincere best wishes in the years ahead.”
Dr. Dale Funderburk, interim dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship will continue to serve in his current role until a permanent replacement for Dr. Langford has been identified.
For more information, please contact Noah Nelson, interim director of media relations, at Noah.Nelson@TAMUC.edu or 903-886-5335.
About Texas A&M University-Commerce: Founded in 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce is a member of The Texas A&M University System. Located in Northeast Texas, A&M-Commerce is home to more than 11,000 students, four academic colleges, a thriving graduate school, and more than 100 degree programs. As the region’s focal point of higher education, A&M-Commerce offers students facilities ranging from a world-class science building and new student center, to a fully equipped recreational facility and recently completed music hall. The university also has convenient facilities in Corsicana, Midlothian, McKinney, Mesquite, Rockwall and downtown Dallas.
About The Texas A&M University System: The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $730 million and help drive the state’s economy.