UT Tyler College of Business and Technology
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Business and Technology (CBT). It has been an exciting year here in the College as we have worked to accelerate our program of innovation and continuous improvement. Over the last year we have initiated many changes both large and small. First, and perhaps most important, the faculty have accomplished a complete update of our degree portfolio and course offerings. Students can look forward to a variety of new classes and several new degree options including minors in entrepreneurship, management, human resource development and many others. Several of these courses and minors are specifically designed to accommodate students from other colleges. These changes should help to open our College to all students at UT Tyler and better integrate the College into the overall university.
We also had a very successful year in our efforts to rebuild the faculty. With the support of the President and Provost, we filled several faculty positions that had remained open for some time and were also granted a number of new faculty positions to better meet student needs. Our faculty worked extremely hard this fall and spring to attract the best job candidates from around the nation and we successfully filled all of our positions. We now have a larger faculty with even stronger credentials than at any time in the past. This recruiting success, in combination with the curriculum changes discussed above, ensures that our students will be receiving the finest education in the region from the most qualified faculty. For our alumni, this means that although some of your favorite professors may have retired, our new professors are every bit as tough as your favorites!
One of our proudest achievements is the partnership the CBT has developed with the University’s Office of Career Services. We are creating a seamless transition for our students; the job acquisition skills we teach in our College are applied to the real world challenge of finding a job. Our early feedback suggests that more than ever, students are using the Office of Career Services to locate a job while more employers are coming to UT Tyler to find prospective hires. Our students are receiving more offers for higher salaries than ever before.
This next year looks even more exciting than the last. Faculty are already discussing new course ideas, research efforts, and actions we can take to help us create even stronger ties with the local business community. We have already been contacted by a number of organizations that have not recruited on our campus in the past, but have heard of our progress and want to recruit here next year. The enrollment figures have not yet stabilized, but we expect enough growth next year to keep us refreshed, however not so much as to decrease our ability to treat each student as an individual.
We have every intention of making even greater progress over the next year than we made over the past year. I invite you to take a closer look at the many facets of our College presented in the links that follow. Be aware that we will be improving and updating our web pages throughout the academic year, so please check back regularly to keep up with our progress.
We look forward to serving you and seeing you become part of our College.
D. Harold Doty
Dean and Frank M. and Fannie Burke Professor of Business