Galveston, TX — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents appointed Dr. Larry Garner as the founding Dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Central Texas during the board meeting held today in Galveston. This appointment follows a competitive national search process and a formal recommendation by the search committee.
Dr. Garner earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, his MS in Human Resources Management from Houston Baptist University, and his BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has 30 years of experience in higher education including serving as Director of Organizational Learning at Concordia University and Director and Interim Dean for the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Larry is also serving as Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences as the College conducts their own national search for a new Dean.
Dr. Garner is active in several professional organizations including the Federation of Business Disciplines where he served as President (2012-2013), General Program Chair (2011-2012) and Vice President (2010-2012), and the Southwest Academy of Management where he served as President (2008-2009). Dr. Garner has a distinguished career in the United States Air Force where he served as a fighter pilot, flight instructor and Chief of Academic Training.