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Leadership Team

Meet the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Leadership Team:

Dean Brett J. L. Landry, Ph.D., CISSP

Brett Landry, Ph.D., CISSPBrett J. L. Landry is the college's dean and professor of cybersecurity. For more than 20 years, he has worked in information security in the public and private sectors. Landry has been instrumental in the college's AACSB accreditation efforts, the implementation of M.S. in technology programs, and university technology initiatives; additionally, he is responsible for the University of Dallas' certification as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Landry earned his doctorate from Mississippi State University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Email: cobdean@udallas.edu

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs Greg Bell, Ph.D.

Greg Bell, Ph.D.Greg Bell received his doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is serving as the associate dean of faculty affairs and associate professor of management. He teaches courses in global entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility and sustainability. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in economics (1991) and MBA in finance (1992) at the University of North Texas, he joined Fidelity Investments, where he served for over 12 years. He later taught courses in international finance and corporate finance at Dallas Baptist University (2001-2005) and corporate strategy at the University of Texas at Arlington (2005-2008).

Bell’s research on corporate governance and international business has been published in leading management and entrepreneurship journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and others. Since joining the University of Dallas he has helped develop the Sustainable Business Network, Entrepreneurship Society, and the Executives on Campus programs.

Email: gbell@udallas.edu

Manager of Graduate Academic Services Sharon Gibbs

Sharon Gibbs joined the University of Dallas in 2013 working in the Provost Office where she was responsible for academic success. In March 2018, Sharon made the transition to the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business as Manager, Graduate Academic Services. Before coming to UD, Sharon worked at several other institutions in advising and career services. Sharon has a master's degree from Grand Valley State University in Adult, Secondary and Higher Education and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Animal & Plant Systems. Sharon enjoys traveling, reading, movies, hockey and spending time with her husband and cats.

Email: sgibbs@udallas.edu

Director of Graduate Admissions Breonna Collins

Breonna CollinsBreonna Collins has been working in higher education for over a decade. She joined the University of Dallas in 2013 and is currently the graduate admissions director for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, where she oversees the recruitment and admissions process for prospective students. Collins received a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and an M.Ed. in higher education administration from Abilene Christian University. She is currently a doctoral student at Abilene Christian University working on her Ed.D. in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education. Collins is passionate about adult education, international diversity initiatives, enrollment management and student engagement.

Email: bcollins@udallas.edu

Director of Corporate & Community Partnerships Rebecca Almanza

Rebecca AlmanzaRebecca Almanza is an experienced professional in higher education and the non-profit sectors, skilled in event and volunteer management, partnership development, communication and marketing strategy with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Prior to coming to the University of Dallas in 2015, Rebecca taught underrepresented youth as a student teacher and worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. She obtained her MBA in Marketing in 2016 from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arizona. Currently, Rebecca works to develop and steward meaningful partnerships with corporations and community organizations at the University of Dallas. In her spare time, Rebecca volunteers within the community, her church and serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Dallas.

Email: ralmanza@udallas.edu 

Manager of Executive Education Jenn Howard

Jennifer HowardJennifer (Jenn) Howard has been at the University of Dallas for the past eleven years, and manages the Center for Executive Education which houses all of the non-credit offerings for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. She has over 20 years of experience in tracking and managing long- and short-term projects from inception to completion. The Center’s non-credit offerings include certification preparation courses in the fields of cybersecurity, finance, human resources, and project management; custom corporate training; and skills focused certificate programs.  

Email: jlhoward@udallas.edu 

Administrative Assistant of the Dean Jill Salzman

Jill SalzmanJill Salzman is the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Gupta College of Business. She joined the University of Dallas in 2022. Jill has a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University. She brings extensive industry experience working in corporate IT as a Senior Project Manager responsible for delivering large scale enterprise software applications. She is excited to apply her skills and experience to facilitate the operations within the College of Business.

Email: jsalzman2@udallas.edu

 

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