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.
He 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.]
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.