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William K. Barksdale


William Kevin Barksdale, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies 
One Main Building, Suite B449
Telephone: (713) 221-8630


Scope of Responsibilities

At UHD, Dr. Barksdale is responsible for leading MBA recruitment and advising a team composed of seven primarily internal-focused associates and five primarily external-focused associates. He works with department chairs to schedule graduate courses and with the Dean to develop strategic direction for graduate programs. Dr. Barksdale engages with the Houston business community to build relationships to UHD and the College of Business. He interviews applicants for admission to graduate programs and resolves student problems and appeals. He also participates in recruiting and community events as well as assists Dean with budgeting and general college relations.

Educational Qualifications

Mr. Barksdale earned both his Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University.

Professional Experience

Kevin Barksdale has served in several industries at the executive level including education and automotive organizations. He was the Dean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University and Director of MS-HRM programs at Houston Baptist University.

Curriculum Vitae

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