Van Gray Returning To Hankamer School Of Business

April 10, 2006
News Photo 3419Van D. Gray

Dr. Van Gray, associate vice president for strategic planning and improvement for the last four years at Baylor University, is leaving his administrative post, effective May 31, to return to full-time teaching and research in the Hankamer School of Business, where he is professor of management.

Since being appointed associate vice president in May 2002, Gray has managed the overall strategic planning process for both academic and administrative units, including development of strategic plans that support Baylor 2012, the university's 10-year vision.

"I am grateful for Van's dedicated service and contributions to the university's strategic planning efforts over the last four years," said President John M. Lilley. "Van also has played an important role in the university's self-assessment process as it has prepared for reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We wish Van the very best as he returns to the Hankamer School of Business."

Gray joined the Baylor faculty in 1986 after teaching operations management and computer science for seven years in the MBA program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He currently serves on the MBA core faculty at Baylor and teaches the production/operations management course in the business school's EMBA program in both Dallas and Waco. He received Baylor's Distinguished Professor Award in 1994.

"I have enjoyed my fours years of administrative service at Baylor and look forward to returning to the Hankamer School of Business, its students and my faculty and staff colleagues," Gray said.

A graduate of Houston Baptist University, Gray holds MBA and doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas.

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