Office: MB 2202
Phone: (432) 552- 2175
Fax: (432) 552-2174
Dean Jack D. Ladd, Esq.
Welcome to the College of Business and Engineering at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I would like to invite you to explore our website so you can see the amazing programs and opportunities we offer in the College of Business and Engineering, at UT Permian Basin and in West Texas.
The Jan and Ted Roden Center for Entrepreneurship has been expanding its outreach activities. The Center publishes a quarterly newsletter to highlight entrepreneurial activity in the Permian Basin. In addition, a chapter of Students in Free Enterprise has been established and is supported in part by the center. Each spring, we participate in the week long EntrepreneurshipUSA Week, a national celebration. In summer 2009, we host our second Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for area high school students. The Center is hosting an event honoring family businesses in the Permian Basin. Commercialization activities are supported by the Center's membership in the Alliance for the Commercialization for Innovate Energy. Students are also afforded the opportunity to join in our Lunch with an Entrepreneur Series.
We are proud that the College of Business and Engineering at UTPB is one of only approximately one-third of all schools of business in the nation that is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). To achieve this accreditation, our school of business has to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence including rigorous standards for our faculty and learning outcomes for our students.
Our mission is to offer both undergraduate and graduate educational programs that are not only of high quality, but that evolve with our ever changing economy. We believe our students are afforded every opportunity to attain the highest quality education and are prepared to make a positive impact on the business world. A major contributor to students' success is their direct interaction with highly qualified faculty. The faculty possesses a wide background of industry experience and a network of business contacts. In addition, they continue to develop personally through consulting and research activities which enhance classroom teaching.
As the College of Business and Engineering grows, student body diversity has increased. Our most rapid growth lies in traditional freshman, those right out of high school, but we continue to have many non-traditional students. These students commute to campus from Odessa and surrounding cities and may already have careers and families.
I am pleased that you are interested in the College of Business and Engineering and invite you to come to campus and visit us. We look forward to serving you and seeing you as part of our School.
Jack D. Ladd, Esq.
Dean of the College of Business and Engineering