Message from Dr. Kevin Pond




Welcome to the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at West Texas A&M University.



As the Dean of three diverse and impactful departments, I see the impact they make on the lives of people every day. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the clothes we wear all touch the lives of our families, communities, and the world. If you want to be a part of creating a healthy and thriving community in the Texas Panhandle, check out the programs offered by the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. 

Our mission in this College is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and professional service in the major areas we serve. We strive to prepare students for employment by providing them with skills that will make them successful in the present, and taking those skills into the future, regardless of the path student's choose to take. 

The internationally recognized faculty members of the College are eager to work alongside students in the classroom, the laboratory, and out in the field. Students can pursue a variety of activities, which include assisting in conducting cutting-edge research, completing an internship with a company competing in our global marketplace, or the healthcare industry. These real-world experiences in the various disciplines are the hallmark of our College and university.

In addition to the outstanding academic training our students receive, the College offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including judging teams, departmental clubs, such as the Environmental Sciences Society, Horticulture Club, and Society of Physics Students, just to name a few. Other opportunities include leadership and service activities. 

The College feels the extraordinary support from West Texas A&M University, The Texas A&M University system, the agricultural and science industries, and university alumni and friends, raises the bar high to achieve excellence in our College. The state-of-the-art Agricultural Sciences facilities’ and the new renovation to the Natural Sciences Building, provides students the perfect place to study among and with their peers, and interact with our outstanding faculty and students. Our programs make West Texas A&M University the rising star in natural sciences and agriculture.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me or one of the departments in our College. We are happy to have you here – come learn and grow with us!


Kevin Pond, Ph.D.
Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

"The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what is needed and self-restraint enough to keep from interfering with them while they are doing it."

 Dr. Kevin Pond


Ben Weinheimer, Paul Engler and Dr. Kevin Pond
Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016