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Marilyn Davies College of Business Names New Dean


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business welcomed its new dean, Dr. Charles E. Gengler. Gengler arrived at UHD on July 23 after serving as dean of the School of Business and Information Systems at City University of New York (CUNY) ‒ York College.

He succeeds Dr. Michael Fields as dean of the Marilyn Davies College of Business, who retired in June.

At CUNY, Gengler developed 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 held teaching positions for esteemed institutions, such as Rutgers University and Clarkson University. Gengler also has served as a consultant to numerous companies.

Dr. Charles GenglerHe earned 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 at Dallas (UTD); and a Ph.D. in management science (marketing) from The University of Texas at Dallas.

“I am proud to work with the fine colleagues in a college committed to the long-term success of our students,” said Gengler. “The greatest honor is to see the positive impact we have on the lives of the many students who attend UHD. With the value we deliver to our students, the Marilyn Davies College of Business is destined for incredible growth. We will continue to be a great resource for the economic growth of Houston and all of Texas.”

[The article was published in the latest edition of UHD Magazine.]

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.