School of Business Faculty

Ryan Tipton, DBA

Dean for the School of Business
Assistant Professor

P: 575-492-2137
B: Tucker Business Building

DBA--Walden University
MBA--University of Texas--Permian Basin
BBA--University of Texas--Permian Basin

Professional Highlights
Energy Industry Consultant
Petroleum Industry executive and board member
Private owner of oil and gas production company
Former private owner of petroleum pipeline company
Former private owner of drilling and exploration company
Former private owner of purchasing and transportation company
Former private owner of restaurant

David Arnold, DM

Assistant Professor
Campus Steward
P: 575-492-2124 OR 1-800-530-4400, Ext. 2124
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 123

MBA, Baylor University
MBA, University of Texas, Permian Basin
BBA, College of the Southwest

DM, Colorado Technical University

Professional Highlights:

Former owner of oil-field construction business
Memberships in New Mexico Association of Financial Aid Administrators, Southwest Association of Financial Aid Administrators, National Association of Student Affairs Administrators, and the Academy of Management.

Over twenty years of experience in Higher Ed in areas of executive leadership, enrollment management, financial aid, athletics, residence life, campus security, food service, mail service, facilities management, design and build, and academic leadership.
Fifteen years of teaching responsibility at the Undergraduate level and six years of experience teaching at the Graduate level. Subject areas include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Business Law, and Economics.

Daniel Castillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
P: 575-492-2135
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 115
Office Hours: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment on Friday.

Ph.D. ULACIT, Costa Rica
MBA, National University
BA, UNADECA, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Professional Highlights:
Business Consultant

Owner of an Accounting service firm
Former Finance Executive at Dole Fresh Fruit Corporation
Former President of Valle de Angeles Hospital in Honduras C.A

Jazmine Brantley, DBA

Assistant Professor

P: 575-492-2196

B: Tucker Business Building, Room 114

DED, New Mexico State University

MBA, Harding University

BS in Agribusiness Management, Alabama A&M University

Professional Highlights:
1890 USDA Young Scholar Recipient

August M. Fons, Dr.


Ph. D. Higher Education Administration, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.S. Educational Administration, University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
B.B.A. Business Administration, College of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM
Professional Highlights:
10 years as a community college divisional dean responsible for criminal justice academic degree programs and all law enforcement and corrections training 
Honorably retired with 22 years as an active commissioned and certified law enforcement officer including 12 years as a municipal police department commander, divisional leader and trainer
10 years as a municipal SWAT team member/commander.
Current New Mexico peace officer certification/commission and master level instructor through the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.
Current certification through the United States Department of Homeland Security as an Active Shooter Response Instructor
Saint Helena School - Board of Directors (Former Vice-Chairman)
United Way Representative
New Mexico Criminal Justice Association
5th Judicial Law Enforcement Officers Association (Past President)

Vanda Wood Pauwels, Ph.D., CPA
Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Consumer Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 
MS in Accounting, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
BBA in Accounting, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Professional Highlights:
Treasurer and Board Member of Society of Financial Service Professionals, Lubbock Chapter
Treasurer, Lubbock Christian School Cornerstone Campaign
Treasurer and Board Member, Kappa Alpha Theta Facility Corporation
Member of West Texas Women's CPAs
Member of the AICPAs
Former Accountant
Former Senior Auditor
Former Tax Associate
Former Bank Teller

Larry Sanderson, Dr.
Assistant Professor


Ed.D. - University of New Mexico, Educational Leadership
M.S. - Purdue University (Krannert School of Management), Management
B.A. - Michigan State University, Political Science

Sandy Wilkinson, MBA
Graduate Program Support Director

P: 575-492-2193
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 101


MBA – Southern Wesleyan University, Greenville, SC
BA in Marketing & Graphic Design – Defiance College, Defiance, OH

Professional Highlights:

14 years of professional experience in customer service,management, office administration, marketing, graphic design, accounting & account management.

Former Marketing Manager

Amanda Guzman
Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Support for the School of Business

P: 575-492-2176
B: Tucker Business Building, Room 120

BA in Communications - Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX