UTPB Press Release
ODESSA-William H. Price has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Business and Engineering at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Dr. Price was selected following a nationwide search. The search committee considered numerous candidates and interviewed four finalists. Faculty, staff and students were invited to meet each candidate and provide input.
He succeeds Jack D. Ladd, Esq. who served in the position from July, 2007 to October, 2013.
“The College of Business and Engineering has doubled in size over the past six years and we anticipate that growth trend to repeat over the next six years,” said William Price, dean of the College of Business and Engineering. “I anticipate some bold new initiatives to fuel changes as we move forward and a greater emphasis on energy related business programs and new engineering degrees as we serve the needs of Midland and Odessa.”
“This is an exciting time for UTPB and the College of Business and Engineering,” said David Watts, president of UTPB. “Dr. Price’s experience and leadership will have an immediate, positive impact on students, faculty and staff.”
Price served as interim dean of the College of Business and Engineering since June 2013 and has been an associate professor of Management at UTPB since 2001. A graduate of the Eastern New Mexico University with a BA in Marketing, Price received his MS from Gonzaga University in Human Resource Management. He received his doctorate in Management from Nova Southeastern University.
Price currently teaches business management courses, primarily in Human Resource Management and Strategy. He served on the board of the Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Price has experience in industry holding human resource management leadership positions. He completed a career in the Air Force, serving as a staff officer and flew bomber aircraft. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications in the area of strategic management and human resources.
“I feel fortunate to be a part the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as we play an important part in providing highly capable college graduates to our community,” added Price.