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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. Bill Ambrose
Staff Council President: Megan Whitten
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 for Institutional Advancement: Tim Bynum
Vice President for Research and Compliance Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
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
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.
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: 205
Full-Time Staff Members: 625
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.