LeTourneau University has named Dr. Bruce A. Bowman as its new dean of the School of Business, effective July 1, according to LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford.
Bowman has five years’ experience as an academic dean as well as collegiate teaching experience and skills in business and management. He comes to LETU from his role as dean of the Division of Science, Technology & Business at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. Previously, Dr. Bowman served as dean of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University and held senior corporate positions in the defense industry after retiring from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Bowman served in a variety of Army assignments, including as a division chief for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon and as an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. He is a graduate of the Army's elite Special Forces Qualification Program, Command & General Staff College, and Airborne School.
Following his service in the U. S. Army, Bowman held senior business positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting, SAIC, and the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Additionally, he served as a board member of Vermont’s Technology Council and a member of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Advisory Board for Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Bowman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University, a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology and a doctorate in civil engineering from Columbia University.
He is the retired founding executive director of the ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Washington Metro Area, Inc., a successful non-profit corporation that mentors and provides career guidance in architecture, construction management, and engineering to high school youths. Bowman is also an ordained Presbyterian elder. He and his wife, Leslie, have two grown sons.
Leslie Bowman also joins LETU as the director of the university's Learning Resource Center. She most recently supervised Instructional Support and Development at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and holds a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from George Mason University.