The Commerce Journal

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September 21, 2012

Langford to step down as dean of CBE

COMMERCE — Former Dean of the College of Business and Entreprenuership (CBE) Dr. Hal Langford anounced earlier this week that he would be stepping down from his position as of Sept. 19, a position he has held since 2001. Langford was placed on administrative leave in early August after three of the overseas graduate business programs he oversaw were shut down because they “were set up and administered inappropriately,” according to Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones.

Langford will reportedly return to a full-time teaching position in the Department of Business Administration and MIS and will also serve as coordinator of recruiting and marketing for Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rockwall.  He will begin by developing a marketing prospectus and will review and prepare curriculum for his upcoming teaching assignments, according to a university press release.

According to former Associate Vice President of Marketing Communications Randy Jolly, interim Associate Provost Dr. Dan Edelman was leading an internal investigation that included input from Jones.

“As part of an ongoing internal investigation, I am working to put in place the proper oversight procedures and personnel to rectify the situation quickly,” Jones said. “In the process, I will be enacting directives and fail-safe protocols that will help prevent similar situations in the future.”

The termination of the three programs was not mentioned in the university’s press release regarding Langford’s decision to step down.

““As dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Dean Langford’s work has touched virtually every student on campus,” Jones said.  “From the beginning, Dean Langford has been innovative, thought-provoking, and far-sighted.  I’m grateful both for his service and for the fact he’ll remain on our faculty to continue enriching the lives of our students.”

According to the release, the College of Business and Entrepreneurship is AACSB accredited, the highest level of accreditation for business schools. 

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