Posted on September 23, 2019 by Wendy Frost

In an effort to better align the college’s administrative team with the college’s strategic goals, Dean Gerry Sanders has announced two changes within his leadership team.

New Associate Dean Pamela Smith and Manuel Sanchez

Pamela Smith, associate dean of graduate studies, has been named associate dean of administration and faculty. Smith has successfully led the college’s Graduate Studies Office since 2016, and during her tenure graduate enrollment increased 67 percent. She has enhanced student engagement through efforts such as the creation of the Graduate Business Student Commons.

“Pamela has an exceptional record of service, and her ability to navigate challenging administrative tasks will allow the college to move forward to achieve university and college goals,” said Sanders.

In her new role, she will provide leadership and oversight to all administrative functions within the college including the effective use of resources, personnel policies and procedures, information technology and facilities/space management.

Juan Manuel Sanchez has been appointed as the new associate dean of graduate studies. Sanchez previously served as director of the Ph.D. program and professor of accounting.

He has worked with the graduate school to start a part-time Ph.D. program in information technology concentrating on artificial intelligence and has created international partnerships, including the Bridge Program to Data Analytics with ITESM.

He will be responsible for administrative support and oversight for all graduate programs in the college. Sanchez will also work closely with Academic Affairs to align our graduate programs with university initiatives.

— Wendy Frost