Dr. Shanan Gibson Named New Dean of Commerce College of Business

Dr. Shanan Gibson

The Texas A&M University – Commerce College of Business has recently named Dr. Shanan Gwaltney Gibson as the school’s new dean. Gibson comes to this new role from East Carolina University, where she served as the Associate Dean for Student & Faculty Development.

Gibson has been with the East Carolina University for more than 16 years, taking on a number of roles in the institution during that time. During that time, she has served as a chair and member of the University Budget Committee, a member of the Office of Faculty Excellence Advisory Council, a member of the Sedona Replacement Executive Committee and for the Graduate Programs to Serve Military Population Committee.

“We believe Dr. Gibson is the right person to lead our world-class business school in providing opportunities for our students to transform their lives,” Provost Dr. John Humphreys said. “Also, as a member of the university academic leadership team, she will play an integral role in shaping the direction of academic affairs more broadly on our campus.”

Gibson has a long and demonstrated history within the business world, having authored or co-authored more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles. She has also provided human resources-related consulting to State Form Insurance agencies throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Additionally, Gibson is an active member in many AACSB groups such as the Women Administrators in Management Education interest group.

“I am delighted and honored to serve as the new dean of the College of Business. I saw a passion for student success and academic excellence that aligned with my values and I am excited to join the team of outstanding professionals that consider Texas A&M University-Commerce their home,” Dr. Gibson commented. “I look forward to partnering with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the business community to provide a world-class business education, one that transforms the lives of our students and positively impacts our business community.”

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