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Quick Facts

2016-2017 Budget
General Revenue Appropriations: $49,590,178
Tuition and Fee Revenue: $52,549,553
Other Locally Generated Funds: $36,195,051
Total Budget: $138,334,782
2016-2017 University Leaders
President: Walter Wendler, Ph.D.
Student Body President: Chandler Huddleston
Faculty Senate President: Dr. Freddie J Davis
Staff Council President: Megan Ward
The University at a Glance
Location: Canyon, Texas (pop. 14,600)
Established: 1910
Enrollment (fall 2017): 10,169
Undergraduate Degree Programs: 59
Graduate Degree Programs: 38 masters'
1 doctorate
Campus: 176-acre residential campus – 43 buildings (plus First United Bank Center, Horse Center, UL facility, 2,310 acre Nance Ranch and 290 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: Walter Wendler, 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 Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success: Michael J. Knox
Vice President of Strategic Relations: Brad Johnson, Ph.D
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Joe Bill Sherrod
Vice President for Research and Compliance Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Data, and Analytics: Blake Decker, Ph.D
Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President for Strategic Planning: Tracee Post
Chief Information Officer James Webb, M.B.A.
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Angela D. Allen
Director of Athletics Michael McBroom, M.S.
Director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Carol Lovelady
Interim Dean, Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences: Lal Almas, 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, Paul and Virginia Engler 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.
Dean, School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics Emily Hunt, Ph.D.
Student Profile—Fall 2017
Enrollment: 10,169
Undergraduates: 7,477
2nd Bachelor's: 115
Graduate students: 2,581
On-campus residents: 2,503
Male: 4,399
Female: 5,770
Average age: 25.7
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
White: 60.66%
Hispanic: 24.19%
African American: 5.57%
Asian American 2.54%
Native American 0.53%
Pacific Islander .17%
International 2.54%
Two or more races listed: 2.27%
Other/Unknown 1.55%
A breakdown of WTAMU student ethnicity repesented in a pie chart.
Geographic Origin:
Texas: 81.64%
Out-of-State: 15.33%
International: 3%
Faculty and Staff—Fall 2015
Full-Time Faculty Members: 335
Full-Time Staff Members: 476
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.