Embracing Legacy and Building Bonds: Reflecting on Dr. Brad Crisp’s Eight Years as Dean of COBA

written by special contributor Lance Fleming “May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, Wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, Protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing At the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing Once again into our doors.” Each year since becoming Dean of the College of Business Administration in May...

ACU’s College of Business Administration (COBA) is not your typical business school. COBA is dedicated to providing students with top-quality classroom instruction, Christian mentorship, and real-world experience, preparing them to be Christ-centered global leaders in the marketplace.

Students receive the highest quality of education through the AACSB and ABET Accredited business and technology programs in a Christian environment that encourages integrating faith and leadership with business and technology. 

COBA houses the Department of Accounting and Finance and the Department of Management Sciences, as well as the School of Information Technology and Computing.



During his 10 years on the faculty at ACU, Crisp has served as director of the School of Information Technology and Computing, which earned ABET accreditation under his leadership; and he launched the online Master of Business Administration as its first director. Crisp is a 1993 COBA graduate and holds an MBA and a Ph.D from the University of Texas. He is married to Jennifer, and they have two sons, Jon and Caleb.

Phone: 325-674-2503

Email: brad.crisp@acu.edu


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