Dear UHD Community,
After a national search that brought several outstanding candidates to campus, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Charles E. Gengler will join UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business at its next Dean.
Dr. Gengler arrives to UHD from City University of New York (CUNY) – York College, where he is serving as the Dean of its School of Business and Information Systems. During his time with CUNY, he was instrumental in developing a master’s program in Aviation Management and coordinated international partnerships with colleges in China. Previously, he served as the chair for the Department of Marketing and International Business for CUNY – Baruch College. He also has held teaching positions for esteemed institutions, such as Rutgers University and Clarkson University. Outside of academia, Dr. Gengler has served as a consultant to numerous companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana; a Master of Science in Marketing from the University of Texas-Dallas (UTD) and a Ph.D. in Management Science (Marketing) from UTD.
Our institution is grateful to the search committee led by Dr. Akif Uzman, Dean of the College of Sciences & Technology, and to the executive search firm, Greenwood/Asher & Associates. Likewise, UHD appreciates the input from faculty, staff, alumni and community business leaders who participated in candidates’ interviews and the open forum process.
Finally, I must acknowledge outgoing dean, Dr. Michael Fields. Both UHD and the College have been strengthened by his leadership. Our MBA program has grown and the college’s relationship with Houston’s business community is stronger than ever. And I can’t forget his role in helping secure the largest gift in UHD’s history from Marilyn Davies. I congratulate him on a job well done and wish him all the best as he prepares to retire.
We look forward to Dr. Gengler’s arrival, and I am sure our community will deliver a warm welcome once he steps foot on campus.
Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs and Provost