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Leadership

Meet the Dean!

Meet the Dean! Ken Colwell is Professor of Management and Dean of the College of Business. He was previously Dean of the School of Business at Central Connecticut State University and the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at Long Island University/Brooklyn. Prior to taking his decanal post, he was Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Miami School of Business Administration and a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Drexel University. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Oregon and an MBA from San Francisco State University. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Quickstart Guide to Starting a Business and has been working with startup ventures for over 20 years as an entrepreneurship professor, consultant, coach, and entrepreneur.

Executive Team

The Executive Team consists of Dean Ken Colwell along with the Assistant Dean of Administration & Student Services, Chairs of our three departments, the Associate Deans of External Relations and International Programs, and the Director of Community Engagement.

Rhiannon Smith

Rhiannon Smith
Assistant Dean, Administration & Student Services
(361) 570-4232

Jifu Wang

Jifu Wang
Associate Dean of International Programs & Chair, Management Dept.
(281) 396-3762

Dean’s Advisory Board

Dean Colwell’s Advisory Boards in Victoria and Katy consist of successful entrepreneurs and executives who help the Dean with his community engagement efforts and advise him on critical matters such as which programs meet the needs of local businesses and making our students ready for employment upon graduation.

Victoria Dean's Advisory Board

Brian Billingsley

Brian Billingsley
Vice President at Office Systems

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Waylan Brannan
Owner of Brannan Paving

Follett, Hunter

Hunter Follett
CEO at Tejas Production Services

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Kenny French
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Brooke Garcia

Brooke Garcia
Owner of BDG Texas; Clinical Assistant Professor of Management at UHV

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Claude Jacobs
Partner at LodeStone Financial Services

Donald Jirkovsky

Donald Jirkovsky
President at Lighthouse Development Resources LLC

Diane Kliem

Diane Kliem
President and Attorney at Kliem & Associates

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Crystal Lindsey
Digital Marketing Manager at M. Roberts Media

Teri Moten

Teri Moten
Owner of Moten Consulting Group

Kyle Noack

Kyle Noack
CFO at KMH Wealth Management LLC and Keller and Associates CPAs PLLC

Robert Royer

Robert Royer
President at Building Brands Marketing and Consulting

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Sara Vela
Owner of Vela Farms

Katy Dean's Advisory Board

Apollo Chang

Apollo Chang
General Manager at David McDavid Acura

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Rick Ellis
Vice President at Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

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Bin Feng
Co-Founder and COO at ArbiMed

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Jennifer Guo
General Manager, Upstream Supply Chain Management at Chevron

Zachary Hodges

Zachary Hodges
President at Houston Community College Northwest

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Rocky Saint-Let Lai
President at Rocky Lai and Associates Ltd.

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Sarah Martin
Director of Career & Technical Education for Katy ISD

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Sara Montenegro
Assistant Vice President of Operations at Texas Children's Hospital

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John Schroeder
Global Business Development Manager at Kalsi Engineering, Inc.

Alan Steinberg

Alan Steinberg
President/CEO at West Houston Association

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan
Director of Governmental Affairs and Corporate Partnerships at Group 1 Automotive

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Minly Sung
President at PR Trading Company, Inc.

Jeanette Winters

Jeanette Winters
Managing Partner at Parrish Partners Leadership & Management Consulting; Clinical Professor of Management at UHV

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Milton Yang
President at Evergreen General Agency

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Departments

The UHV College of Business consists of three departments: Accounting, Finance/Economics/Marketing, and Management.

Our Departments

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Faculty

Learn more about our outstanding faculty, who are the foundation of the College of Business.

Our Faculty

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