West Texas A&M University

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Quick Facts

Quick Facts

2015-2016 Budget
General Revenue Appropriations: $43,534,821
Tuition and Fee Revenue: $49,444,791
Other Locally Generated Funds: $37,323,640
Total Budget: $130,303,252
2015-2016 Elected University Leaders
Student Body President: Edward Akinyemi
Faculty Senate President: Jean Stuntz
Staff Council President: Betty Stocker
The University at a Glance
Location: Canyon, Texas (pop. 14,600)
Established: 1910
Enrollment (fall 2015): 9,489
Undergraduate Degree Programs: 58
Graduate Degree Programs: 39 masters'
1 doctorate
Campus: 176-acre residential campus—45 buildings
(plus First United Bank Center, Horse Center, Alternative Energy Institute Demonstration Facility, 2,400-acre Nance Ranch, and 205 acres adjacent to the main campus for future expansion)
Library: Cornette Library
Museum: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Nickname: Buffaloes or Buffs
School Colors: Maroon and White
President and CEO: J. Patrick O’Brien, Ph.D.
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs: Wade Shaffer, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs: Amy Andersen, Ed.D.
Vice President for Business and Finance: Randy Rikel
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Angela D. Allen
Vice President for Student Affairs: Michael J. Knox
Vice President for Enrollment Management: Dan D. Garcia, M.A.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Tim Bynum
Vice President for Research and Compliance Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
Chief Information Officer James Webb, M.B.A.
Director of Athletics Michael McBroom, M.S.
Director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Cliff Vanderpool, M.A.
Acting Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences: Dean Hawkins Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education and Social Sciences: Eddie Henderson, Ed.D.
Dean, Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities: Jessica Mallard, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business: Neil Terry, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Dirk Nelson, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School and Research: Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
Acting Dean, School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics Emily Hunt, Ph.D.
Student Profile—Fall 2015
Enrollment: 9,489
Undergraduates: 7,281
2nd Bachelor's: 124
Graduate students: 2,084
On-campus residents: 2,229
Male: 4,215
Female: 5,274
Average age: 25.5
White: 59.95%
Hispanic: 24.21%
Black: 5.8%
Asian American 2.23%
Native American 0.52%
Pacific Islander .13
International 3%
Two or more races listed: 2.07%
Other/Unknown 2.10%
Geographic Origin:
Texas: 81.64%
Out-of-State: 15.33%
International: 3%
Faculty and Staff—Fall 2015
Full-Time Faculty Members: 282
Full-Time Staff Members: 447
Intercollegiate Athletics

West Texas A&M University is a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men's and women's programs. WTAMU also offers a number of club sports, including bowling and rodeo that are extremely competitive on the national level.