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March 2007

Release Date: March 7, 2007

ASU Appoints New Business Dean

Dr. Corbett F. Gaulden, Jr., professor of marketing and interim dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, has been named dean of the Angelo State University College of Business, effective July 11.

Gaulden, who coordinated UTPB’s successful effort to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB), will look at doing the same thing for ASU’s College of Business.

In announcing the appointment, Dr. Donald V. Coers, ASU provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, “Dr. Gaulden is the perfect match for ASU at this time. His experience in guiding UTPB’s School of Business to AACSB accreditation will help us in our process. In addition to that, his background in marketing and his experience in entrepreneurship will not only benefit Angelo State but also the Concho Valley.”

Gaulden said, “The opportunity is just right for me at Angelo State. Having just led a successful accreditation process as the lead faculty person, I was naturally attracted to ASU’s situation and goals for the future.”

Currently, ASU’s College of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. AACSB, however, is the oldest and most prestigious of the business accrediting agencies and the one used by most of the nation’s largest colleges of business.

Gaulden has taught at UTPB since 1983, advancing through the ranks to full professor. He has taught marketing principles, marketing management, marketing research and numerous specialized marketing courses. He has been UTPB’s interim business dean for the 2006-07 academic year.

Prior to joining the UTPB faculty, he served as an assistant professor at Arizona State University. His other teaching experience came at Louisiana State University, University of Southwestern Louisiana and Northeast Louisiana University.

He has published more than 30 articles and papers in refereed journals and proceedings as well as five books or monographs. In addition to his academic work, he has been a business consultant in the public as well as in the private sector, primarily with Permian Business Group of Midland.

He has served on numerous UTPB committees as well as the University of Texas System advisory body to the chancellor and board of regents, the chancellor’s committee on student recruitment and retention, and the M.B.A. online academic affairs committee. He has also served on committees for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Gaulden holds a bachelor of science in chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University and worked two years as a research chemist for Calumet Petrochemicals before returning to college to earn his M.B.A. from Northeast Louisiana University. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in marketing with a quantitative science minor from Louisiana State University.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-72.

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