Message From The Dean

Dean Shanan G. Gibson, Ph.D.

Welcome to the College of Business at Texas A&M University – Commerce! I am delighted and extremely honored to serve as the new dean of the College of Business and I’m proud to share with you what sets us apart and makes us an exceptional place to receive a business education.

I was drawn to the College of Business because its intense focus on fulfilling its mission was evident everywhere I looked. Preparing conscientious, career-ready, professionals who can succeed in a dynamic and global workplace underpins everything from academic advising to career services to the classroom experience.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are delivered by an outstanding faculty that brings top-notch academic credentials, robust research programs, and extensive professional experience into the classroom with them every day. We are dedicated to excellence in teaching and offer a range of innovative programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, General Business, Management and Marketing. Recognizing that the “nuts and bolts” of business are not enough in today’s economy, we also offer extensive career-preparation programs and have strong relationships with alumni and regional businesses providing internship and career opportunities for our students. 

We understand that a university education is among the largest and most important investments you will ever make; we are dedicated to delivering the best possible return on that investment. Texas A&M University – Commerce has been continuously accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 1975 and we are committed to maintaining this hallmark of excellence in business education possessed by only 5% of the world’s business schools.  

It is difficult to adequately describe the energy and enthusiasm that characterizes the faculty and staff of the College of Business. But it is palpable and what attracted me to the institution; a dedication to transforming lives through education. We are intensely proud of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and our campus community; it’s what we call Pack Pride. I personally invite you to learn more about the College of Business and actually experience what sets us apart. I can assure you that our programs will challenge you to pursue “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered though, and unselfish service to others.”

Go Lions!

Shanan G. Gibson, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Management
College of Business, Texas A&M University - Commerce