GLEMBA Newsletter - October 2013

Greetings UT Dallas GLEMBA Alumni and Students!

It’s an honor to serve as your director. After a 25 year-career in the civil engineering industry, I completed my Executive MBA degree at UT Dallas, and since last year, I have served as the director of the Executive MBA program.

I’d like to introduce you to the new GLEMBA team. Dr. David Springate is the founder of the Executive MBA program and essentially the founder of Executive Education at the Jindal School. He serves as the academic director for both the EMBA and GLEMBA programs. He also teaches finance and is the founder and director of the Center for Strategic Finance Innovation. He’s passionate about creating the most relevant, engaging and impactful program for our GLEMBA students.

Amanda Boyd is our assistant director. She joined us from Texas A&M University, where she served on faculty as a lecturer and in the Project Management Office as a program manager. She’s currently a PhD candidate and hopes to complete her doctorial degree in May 2014.

Sue Heiler is our admissions manager. She’s the first one that you meet when you inquire about the program, supports you while you are in the program and cheers you on as an alum.

April Floyd has joined our team from Texas A&M University-Kingsville as our new e-learning and Web development expert. She is currently pursing a Master’s of Education in Instructional Technology degree and hopes to complete it in May 2014.

With change comes anxiety. Amanda and I are reaching out to all students one-on-one to understand your concerns. Alumni, I wish we had the time to reach out to each of you individually. I will communicate with you on a monthly basis through this newsletter. If you have any questions about the program, please let me know. You can reach me at or 972-883-4235 or Amanda at or 972-883-2726.

We have several events planned for the fall; they are highlighted below. Right now, some are simply “save the dates,” and additional details will follow in subsequent emails. I look forward to meeting you at one of them soon!

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Please join us in giving a warm welcome to April Floyd who will help solve your eLearning issues, keep our Web pages fresh and increase our coverage on social media.


uparrowUpcoming Alumni Events

uparrowAlumni Updates

Learn about your classmates or fellow alumni.

uparrowIntroducing AlumNet

uparrowLooking for a New Career?

Reach out to our alumni to help connect you with companies that are looking to hire MBA graduates.

uparrowNew Parking Garage Is Open

The entire first floor is metered parking — no excuses not to visit us on campus!

uparrowProgress Report on the JSOM Addition

uparrowFaculty Spotlight

Congratulations, Dr. Reichert!

uparrowAlumni Outreach

Keeping in touch with you is important to us.

uparrowGLEMBA Testimonials Needed

Here’s your opportunity for your very own Hollywood moment!

uparrowUpcoming Recruiting Events

Encourage your friends or colleagues to accelerate their career by learning more about an Executive MBA.

uparrowPast Recruiting Events

Pamela Foster Brady

I know Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but I hope that each of you has a relaxing and happy holiday. If you are traveling to visit friends or family, please stay safe.

Best Regards,

Pamela Foster Brady
Director, Executive MBA