Dean of College of Business Returns to the Classroom

Published: November 13, 2012

Dean of College of Business Returns to the Classroom

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After 21 years of leadership, Dr. Moustafa Abdelsamad, Dean of the College of Business, has announced he is returning to the classroom at the end of the Spring 2013 Semester. 

“I’m proud of our accomplishments at the College of Business over the last two decades and feel this is a great time for me to go back to the faculty,” said Dr. Abdelsamad. “I’m excited about spending more time one-on-one with our students.”

Dr. Abdelsamad has overseen tremendous growth and achievement in the College of Business. During his tenure as dean, he helped launch an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, coordinated the creation of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, and the move into the new Michael and Karen O’Connor building. He also made Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi the home of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM).

“We’re grateful for Dr. Abdelsamad’s many years of service at the helm of College of Business and look forward to his continued contributions as he returns to his first love, working directly with students,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Most notably, he led the faculty to achieve and maintain accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both the business and accounting programs, a feat less than one percent of the world’s business schools have achieved.

“Thanks to the foundation Dr. Abdelsamad has laid, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is on pace to become a leading University on the world stage for the study of business; not only at the undergraduate level, but at the graduate level,” said Dr. Chris Markwood, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.   

The University will begin a national search for his successor with plans to fill the position sometime during the summer of 2013.