On February 26, 2016, HSU's Board of Trustees announced the selection of Eric I. Bruntmyer as the 16th President of Hardin-Simmons University.
Bruntmyer comes to HSU from Dallas Baptist University where he had served as Vice President of Financial Affairs since 2003. As an administrator and professor, he has demonstrated a commitment to Christian higher education through the use of his unique gifts, training, and skills.
While at DBU, Bruntmyer created, implemented, and monitored the university's budget, working with the administrative team to increase revenues from $40 million to more than $108 million from 2003 to 2015. Bruntmyer also served as one of the attorneys for DBU, and developed and launched an Intensive English program in South Korea, while managing numerous areas and departments across campus.
Bruntmyer has taught doctoral, masters, and undergraduate courses for DBU, Tarrant County College and Dallas County Community College including courses in Higher Education Law and Finance, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business and Public Law, Texas State and Local Government Negotiations, and Conflict Resolution Management. Active in both his administrative duties and teaching responsibilities, Bruntmyer's passion for leadership in Christian higher education is born out of his faith and desire to serve.
Bruntmyer, who did undergraduate work at Texas Tech University, earned his Juris Doctor Degree with a concentration in Business and Litigation in 1994 from Baylor School of Law. In 2006, he also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Accounting, from DBU.
Prior to his leadership at DBU, Bruntmyer was in private practice as an attorney.
A member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, Bruntmyer holds membership in many professional organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
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