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February 20, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

UT Tyler College of Business, Technology Forms New Academic Structures

Two new academic structures within The University of Texas at Tyler College of Business and Technology have been created, Dr. Jim Tarter, College of Business and Technology dean, announced.


Human resource development, technology applied arts and sciences and construction management programs are now combined to form the School of Human Resource Development and Technology.


Business administration programs, the bachelor of business administration and the master’s of business administration, form the School of Business Administration.


“Our move to this two-school structure establishes clear distinctions for recruiting and educating our students and then assisting them in finding jobs,” said Tarter. “The academic programs in each have different admission requirements and accreditation agencies. This structure follows our strategy to position and market two distinct and excellent academic areas.”


Dr. Clayton Allen, UT Tyler professor of human resource development and technology, is the associate dean for the School of Human Resource Development and Technology. Dr. Barbara Wooldridge, UT Tyler associate professor of marketing, is an interim associate dean for the School of Business Administration. She will serve in that capacity until a permanent associate dean is named.

For more information, contact Tarter, 903.566.7346.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
 

 
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