UD Announces New College of Business Dean
Date Published: June 8, 2016
Today, the university officially announced that Brett J.L. Landry has been appointed
dean of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. He has served as the college’s
interim dean for the last 12 months, and is a nationally recognized business executive
and longtime professor of cybersecurity. Additionally, he served as the college’s
associate dean of academic affairs. He will begin his new role immediately.
“I’m extremely pleased to call Dr. Landry our newest dean,” said University of Dallas
President Thomas W. Keefe. “His ongoing commitment to the university and our mission
makes him the ideal person to lead the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business into
the future. He is the ultimate team player and has the unique ability to inspire and
motivate anyone working around him.”
“Dr. Landry’s vision fits perfectly with the Gupta College of Business. He will continue
to strengthen the Gupta College of Business as one of the premier business schools
for practice-based business education. The university is fortunate to have Dr. Landry’s
leadership and academic distinction,” said University of Dallas Provost C.W. Eaker.
For more than 25 years, Landry has worked in information security in the public and
private sectors. He has taught and consulted in the United States, Europe and South
America and has published and presented numerous articles in the areas of cybersecurity,
information technology ethics, IT management, network architecture and disaster recovery.
Landry was instrumental in helping the college earn AACSB Accreditation and played
a significant role in developing master’s programs in information and technology management
and cybersecurity; he is also involved in university technology initiatives and is
responsible for the University of Dallas' certification as a National Center of Academic
Excellence in Information Assurance by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department
of Homeland Security.
Landry earned a doctorate from Mississippi State University and is a Certified Information
Systems Security Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified