November 07, 2005

Dr. Robert Gatewood Named Director of TCU's Executive MBA Program


For Immediate Release

 Holly Preston
 PR/Marketing Coordinator
 Neeley School of Business
 (817) 257-7768

Dr. Robert Gatewood Named Director of TCU's Executive MBA Program

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 7, 2005) - The M.J. Neeley School of Business has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Gatewood as Director of TCU's Executive MBA Program.

Dr. Gatewood comes to TCU from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where he has served as Associate Dean for Academic Programs for the past seven years. Under his tenure, Gatewood was responsible for five MBA programs and a ten-major undergraduate program with approximately 2400 junior and senior students. In addition to his duties as Associate Dean, Gatewood also served as the academic director for three executive education programs and taught in several executive education and MBA programs. Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean, he was a Professor of Management and Chairman of the Management Department at the Terry College.

"We are incredibly pleased that Dr. Gatewood will be leading TCU's EMBA program," says Dr. Daniel Short, Dean of the Neeley School of Business. "His depth of experience developing successful MBA programs, as well as his strong academic and research background, will significantly benefit EMBA students at TCU."

"I am looking forward to working with the EMBA faculty and staff," says Dr. Gatewood. "The EMBA is a very important program for the Neeley School. Hopefully, we can enhance an already strong program and clearly distinguish it in a competitive academic market."

Dr. Gatewood holds an AB degree from Washington University and an MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. During his career, he has been elected or appointed to several leadership positions in professional organizations, including a five-year series of executive positions within the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. He has also held positions within the Southern Management Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychologists. His consulting work includes BellSouth Telecommunications, Union Electric, Gulf Power, PPG, Westinghouse, and Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.