Texas Tech’s College of Outreach & Distance Ed Names New Assistant Dean

Berhl Robertson has been chosen as the assistant dean for the kindergarten-through-12th-grade program, effective June 8.

Written by: Elizabeth Mason

Texas Tech University's College of Outreach & Distance Education announced Monday (May 11) that Berhl Robertson has been chosen as the assistant dean for the kindergarten-through-12th-grade program, effective June 8. As assistant dean, Robertson will oversee the Texas Tech University Independent School District, Special Projects, Student Services and Curriculum and Production. "I am extremely honored to have been selected as the assistant dean for the College of Outreach & Distance Education and look forward to working with Dr. Matt Baker in growing the program and making it the best in the nation," Robertson said. "I see tremendous potential within the kindergarten-through-12th-grade program at Texas Tech and can't wait to get started." Matt Baker, dean of the College of Outreach & Distance Education, said that Robertson was selected based upon his track record of academic excellence and high expectations for all students, and his vision for kindergarten-through-12th-grade education. "Texas Tech is fortunate to have Dr. Robertson join our leadership team in the College of Outreach & Distance Education," he said. Robertson serves on the Legislative Committee of the Texas Association of School Administrators and was appointed by Sen. Robert Duncan as a member of the Senate School Finance Advisory Committee. In 2008, the Roosevelt Independent School District, where he served as superintendent, was named "one of the best high schools in America" by U.S. News & World Report. This year, researchers at Texas A&M University named Roosevelt as Texas' top school district in 2007 for serving Latino students. In 2003, Robertson was selected as the Region 17 Superintendent of the Year. At Texas Tech, Robertson earned his bachelor's degree in 1985, his master's degree in 1993 and his doctorate in education in 2005. He began his career as a high school agriculture teacher in 1989 for R.I.S.D. In 1996, he became superintendent for Southland Independent School District, and then returned in January 2000 to serve as superintendent of R.I.S.D. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Michele Moskos, marketing director, College of Outreach & Distance Education, (806)742-7202 ext. 276, or michele.moskos@tt