• President's Full Resume

    Eric I. Bruntmyer

    HSU Box 16000 
    Abilene, Texas 79698 


    Dallas Baptist University- Dallas, Texas 
    Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. 
    Graduated May 2006. 

    Baylor University School of Law Waco, Texas 
    Early Acceptance and Enrollment Juris Doctor Degree. 
    Concentration in Business and Litigation. 
    Graduated February 1994. 

    Texas Tech University Lubbock Texas 
    117 Semester Hours towards B.A. in Economics. 


    Vice President for Financial Affairs/CFO 
    Dallas Baptist University 
    Dallas, Texas (June 2003-May 2016)  

    Responsibilities included creating, implementing and monitoring of the university-wide budget, maintaining sufficient cash-flow and completing fiscal year with surplus. 

    Responsibilities also included presentation of the annual audit, the annual budget and quarterly financial reports to the Finance and Audit Committee as well to the full Board of Trustees. Twelve years of "clean" audit opinions. 

    Part of the team that increased revenues from $40,000,000 in 2003 to

    $108,000,000 in 2015. Also increased the university's assets from $70,000,000 in 2003 to $182,000,000 in 2015. 

    Led the expense reduction in the Financial Affairs Division by going out for bid on a variety of services to the university. Was able to save the Mailroom $23,000/year on leased equipment, $22,000/year on the university audit firm, $38,000/year on payroll service and $57,000/year for insurance brokerage services for a total of $140,000/year. 

    Refinanced the debt of the university and lowered the effective interest rate to 2.07% thereby saving the university $870,000 over the life of the loan. 

    Increased cash collections by 11% by implementing new polices and practices.

    Manages 37 full-time and 40 part-time employees in the following areas:

    • Payroll Department 
    • Accounts Payable Department
    • Controller
    • Human Resources
    • Cashiers' Office
    • Mail Services
    • Budget Office
    • Financial Aid
    • Institutional Reporting
    • Service on committees includes:
    • President's Internal Cabinet
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • SACS Leadership Team: Financial Resources Chair
    • Faculty Personnel Committee
    • Financial Aid Appeals Committee
    • Graduate Admissions Committee
    • Institutional Effectiveness Committee
    • Health Insurance Analysis Committee
    • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
    • Ph.D. in Leadership Advisory Committee
    • Distance Education Steering Committee
    • Commencement Committee
    • Registration Appeals Committee
    • Risk Management Committee-Chair
    • Retirement and Benefits Committee-Chair
    • Collections Committee-Chair
    • Academic Trip Committee
    • Campus Safety-Department Safety Officer
    • Health Insurance Committee-Chair
    • USPS Committee-Chair
    • Immigration Attorney Committee
    • Title IX Committee
    • Housing Committee
    • EMV Technology Committee-Chair
    • University Travel Committee
    • Student Employment Committee-Chair

    Past areas of management responsibilities include: 

    • Telecommunications
    • Networking
    • Programming Department 
    • Academic Lab
    • Web Team
    • Information Security
    • Technical Department
    • International Student Services

    Additional Service

    Past service to the university includes acting as General Counsel as well as holding the title of Vice President for Financial Affairs during a vacancy in the General Counsel's Office. During this tenure, was able to create and implement a campus-wide contract review and approval process. 

    Responsible for Korean Intensive English Program start-up in South Korea. Worked with original start-up team to prepare financial projections and cash flows, foreign incorporation and set-up of payroll, payables, budgeting, treasury, etc ... 

    In absence of a Webmaster, led web team to redesign the university's website. Met with constituents to ascertain departmental needs, review of competitors' website structures, monitored progress on a daily basis, analyzed focus group's responses and critiques of site, released site and monitored metrics related to usability. 

    Held listening sessions with staff regarding needs of Financial Affairs Division and then designed and led monthly management training meetings which included topics such as Hiring, Conflict Resolution, Training, Motivation and many others. 

    Developed a program and practice with the Advancement/Development Office to identify university vendors that would work alongside the university to provide scholarships for students. As a result, increased vendor participation in the annual Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award Dinner that provides scholarships for students at the university. 

    Additionally, worked alongside Athletic Director to encourage university vendors to participate in sponsoring various athletic events. 

    Lead the editing and rewriting of both the Employee Handbook and Faculty Handbook. 

    Past travel includes

    • Canada: Calgary and Banff 
    • Chile: Santiago, Valparaiso and Parada Caracoles 
    • China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kowloon and Wuhan 
    • England: London 
    • Israel: Jerusalem, Tiberias, Caesarea, Nazareth, Capernaum, Banyas, Masada and Beit She' an 
    • Japan: Tokyo and Honshu
    • Mexico: Torreon, Lerdo, Gomez, Monterrey, Saltillo, Guanajuato, Piedras Negras, Matamoros
    • South Korea: Seoul, Suwon and Daejon
    • Swaziland: Mbane, Manzini, Ezulwini, Matsapha 


    Adjunct professor teaching doctoral, masters and undergraduate courses in class, online, via live video feed and in hybrid formats. Courses include: 

    • Higher Education Law and Finance
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Employment Law
    • Business and Public Law
    • Business Legal Environment
    • Conflict Resolution Management Advanced Family Law
    • Conflict Resolution Management Advanced Mediation
    • Labor/Management Negotiations and Negotiations in Management
    • Texas State and Local Government
    • United States Government
    • Mayor/Council Internship

    Courses taught for Dallas Baptist University, Tarrant County College (Southeast and Northwest campuses), Dallas County Community College (Northlake) and Northwood University.


    Associate General Counsel/Assistant Vice President for Financial Affairs
    Dallas Baptist University
    Dallas, Texas (August 2001-June 2003)

    The Law Offices of Eloy Sepulveda
    Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas (February 1994-August 2001)
    Practice concentrating in Litigation.

    Responsible for areas of litigation including medical malpractice, nursing home
    malpractice and contracts.

    Other practice aspects include commercial transactions, mediations, probate,
    divorces and adoptions, criminal law, mental health commitments, franchise
    agreements, incorporations and collections.

    Current Educational/Financial/Legal Organizations 

    • National Association of College and University Business Officers
    • Independent College and Universities of Texas
    • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of College and University Attorneys
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association


    • TIC Annual Conference: Millennials 2016: What to Expect from Graduates in the Workplace-2016
    • CNM-Connect: "Millennials 2015: What to Expect from Graduates in the Workplace" -2015
    • NACAS Annual Conference: "Purpose: The Killer App"-2015
    • NACAS Annual Conference: "Millennials 2015: What to Expect from Graduates in the Workplace"-2015
    • SRAPPA Annual Conference: "Millennials 2015: What to Expect from Graduates in the Workplace"-2015
    • SRAPPA Annual Conference: Love Languages in the Workplace
    • mLearn Conference: "Purpose: The Killer App"-2015
    • ICUT Conference: "What's Your Problem? Or What Makes CFOs Lie Awake at Night?"-2015
    • OLC/MERLOT Conference: "War Gaming the Next 10 Years of Higher Education"-2015
    • OKHR State Conference: "Purpose: The Killer App"-2015
    • OKHR State Conference: "Workplace Violence: Why Purpose and Value Matters"-2015
    • NAPCP National Conference: "Universities and Bitcoin"-2015
    • Mary Moore Elementary: "5 Love Languages for Children"-2015
    • Texas Bitcoin Conference: "Universities and Bitcoin"-2015
    • Baker & McKenzie LLP (Dallas): "Lawyer Jokes and Reality"-2014
    • UBTech Conference: "War Gaming the Next 10 Years of Higher Education"-2014
    • NACBA Certification Conference: "Fiduciary and Investment Management"-2014
    • Dallas Bar Association: Law in the Schools (MacArthur High School-Irving ISD)-2013
    • DBU College of Business: "Linkedln Job Searches" 2011-2015
    • Chinacast Investor's Conference: "We Need New Dreams"-2011
    • Ignite Dallas 2: "The Three Questions for Life"-2010
    • Northwood Republican Women's Club: "The Future of Higher Education"-2009
    • Guest Lecturer HIED 6310: "Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education" 2009-2011
    • Frisco Chamber of Commerce: "Facebook for Human Resource Professionals"-2008
    • Fort Worth ISO: "The Value of a Teacher"-2006


    • State Bar of Texas May 1994
    • State Bar Number: 00789183
    • Licensed to practice before all Texas State Courts and the Federal Court for the
    • Northern District of Texas.
    • Certified Attorney-Mediator February 2000
      • Forty hours of training required to qualify as a court appointed mediator.

    Memberships in Community Organizations

    • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas-E-Committee-Vice Chairman (2014-2015)
    • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Certification Advisory Council Member (2012-2014)
      Advise the Board on standards and procedures related to certification of private, nonexempt postsecondary educational institutions
    • Arlington Classics Academy Board of Trustees 
      • Trustee (2008-2011)
      • Treasurer (2008)
      • Director Administration Search Committee (2008)
      • Facility Renovation Committee (2009) 
      • Advisor (2011) 
      • Director of Administration Search Committee (2011)  
    • Campaign Assistant Treasurer for Jeff Williams for Mayor of the City of Arlington (2015)
    • YMCA of Arlington-Soccer Coach (2005) and Flag Football Coach (2010 and 2011)
    • First Baptist Church in Arlington-Finance Committee Member (2011-2014) andSunday School Teacher (2007 -present)
    • Walnut Ridge Baptist Church-Sunday School Teacher (2000-2002)
    • Tate Springs Baptist Church- Personnel Committee Member (1997-1999) and Sunday School Teacher (1997-1999)

  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network