Enrique Venta

Contact

Dr. Enrique (Henry) Venta
Professor of Management
Department of Business

 

Phone: (409) 880- 8606
Email: ventaer@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 232

Ph.D.   Northwestern University
M.S.   Northwestern University
B.S.   The University of Puerto Rico

Courses Taught

M.B.A.:

Special Topics in Management 
Strategic Cases in Services Marketing and Management 

Bachelors:

Introduction to Critical Thinking and Business Decision Making
Production Management

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

Production Management, Business Statistics, Operations Planning and Control, Operations Design, Operations Control, Operations Research (M.B.A.), Operations Management (M.B.A.), Cost and Quality Controls (M.B.A.), Strategic Issues in Manufacturing Management (M.B.A.) 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Professor of Management, Lamar University (July, 2002 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Dean, College of Business, Lamar University (July, 2002 - July 2018), Beaumont, Texas.

Dean, School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago (August, 1999 - June, 2002), Chicago, Illinois.

Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Loyola University Chicago (August, 1979 - June, 2002), Chicago, Illinois.

Chairperson, Information Systems and Operations Management, Loyola University Chicago (August, 1996 - June, 1999), Chicago, Illinois.

Visiting Instructor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University (March, 1980 - June, 1980), Evanston, Illinois.

Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University (September, 1978 - December, 1978), Evanston, Illinois.

Non-Academic Experience 

Research Associate, Energy and Environmental Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory (June, 1978 - September, 1978), Argonne, Illinois.

Project Engineer, Rock Island Lines (June, 1977 - December, 1977), Chicago, Illinois. Internal Consulting at the firm's facility in Kansas City, KS.

Undergraduate Research Program, Applied Mathematics Division, Argonne National Laboratory (June, 1976 - September, 1976), Argonne, Illinois.

Intern Staff Industrial Engineer, Tenna, Incorporated (June, 1975 - August, 1975), Caguas, Puerto Rico. 

Service

Professional Service 

Advisor
2015 – 2019:  AACSB, Barranquilla, Colombia.  Mentor, Initial Accreditation, Universidad del Norte

Board Member: Advisory Board
2014 – 2015:  Southeast Texas Economic Development District Board (Regional).  Appointed by Jefferson County Judge
2012 – 2015:  CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Region, Beaumont, Texas (Regional).  Member, Regional Board of CHRISTUS
2011 – 2015:  Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity (International).  Founding Member: Deans Council
2011 – 2015:  Small Business Development Center, Beaumont, Texas (Local).
2011 – 2014:  Southeast Texas Economic Development District Board (Regional).  Appointed by Jefferson County Judge
2011:  Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Austin, Texas (State).  Appointed by governor of Texas.

Board Member: Board of Trustees
2009 – 2018:  Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Beaumont, Texas (Regional).  Elected member of the board.

Chair: Committee / Task Force
2018 – 2020:  AACSB, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  Chair, Peer Review Team for Maintenance of Accreditation
2016 – 2020:  CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Region, Beaumont, Texas.  Chair, Strategy and Finance; Chair of Board
2015 – 2018:  AACSB, Clarion, Pennsylvania.  Chair, Peer Review Team, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
2015 – 2018:  AACSB, Augusta, Georgia.  Chair, Peer Review Team, Augusta University
2015 – 2018:  Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.  Vice-Chair  Advancing New Technologies at Lamar University.
2015:  AACSB, Conway, Arkansas (International).   Chair, Continuous Improvement Review Team,  Central Arkansas
2014 – 2015:  AACSB, Florence, South Carolina (International).
2014:  AACSB, Conway, Arkansas (International).   Chair, Continuous Improvement Review Team,  Central Arkansas
2013 – 2014:  AACSB, Erie, Pennsylvania (International).  Chair, AACSB_international Peer Review Team- Pen State -Erie, The Behrend College
2013 – 2014:  AACSB, Durant, Oklahoma (International).  Chair, Peer Review Team Member for Maintenance of Accreditation, South Eastern Oklahoma State University
2013 – 2014:  AACSB, Americus, Georgia (International).  Chair, Continuous Improvement Review Team, Georgia Southwestern
2013:  AACSB, Conway, Arkansas (International).   Chair, Continuous Improvement Review Team,  Central Arkansas
2012:  AACSB, Valdosta, Georgia (International).  Chair, AACSB Peer Review Team - Valdosta State University
2012:  AACSB, Radford, Virginia (International).  Chair, Peer Review Accreditation Team, Radford University

Member: Committee/Task Force
2002 – 2018:  AACSB (State).  Texas Council of Business Deans
2002 – 2018:  AACSB (Regional).  Southwest Business Deans Association
2002 – 2018:  AACSB (Regional).  Southern Business Deans Council

 

Other Professional Service Activities
2018:  Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Beaumont, Texas.  Judge for the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - January 30, 2018.

 

Institutional Service  

Department Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2017 – 2018:  Reese Construction Management Program- Interim Director  

 

College Assignments

Chair:
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  College of Business Personnel Committee
2015-2016:  Executive Committee  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  Executive Committee Lamar University  

Member:
2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Plannning (task force - Engagement Innovation & Impact)  
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Accreditation & Assessment  
2017-2018:  Graduate Program Committee  
2015-2016:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee  
2015-2016:  Commencement Committee  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  BUSI 2300  
2014-2015:  Conferment  
Mentoring Activities:
2018:  M.B.A. Exit Exam Spring 2018  
Other Institutional Service Activities:
2018:  Grauduate Programs- Interim Director  

 

University Assignments

Chair:
2017 – 2018:  Search for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences  
2012-2013 – 2017-2018:  CICE Steering Group  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  University Institutional Effectiveness Committee Lamar University  
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  Search Committee Dean of the College of Engineering  

Member:
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Ad Astra Committee  
2018-2019:  Faculty Student Success Committee  
2009-2010 – 2017-2018:  Academic Technology Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Academic Council Lamar University  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  Presidential Search Committee  
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  Long Range Planning Committee Lamar University  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012 – 2013-2014:  Big Idea Competition: Judge

 

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2018 – 2019:  CASA of Southeast Texas, President, Board of Trustees
Media Contact
2019:  Article on EDA Grant - Beaumont Enterprise and San Antonio papers
2019:  Article on EDA Grant - Beaumont Examiner
2019:  Podcast on Resiliency and Recovery Summit - Broadcast on iHeart Radio

 

Member of a Committee
2019 – 2020:  Beaumont Rotary Foundation
2002 – 2020:  Beaumont Rotary Club
2014 – 2017:  CASA of Southeast Texas - Court Appointed Special Advocates

Other Community Service Activities
2010 – 2013:  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - St. Jude Thadeaus Catholic Church

 

Positions Held in Civic Organizations
2016 – 2020:  Symphony of Southeast Texas, President
2013:  Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
2011 – 2013:  CASA of Southeast Texas - Court Appointed Special Advocates, Treasurer

Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting
2017:  St. Anne Parish Council Retreat, Facilitated part of retreat.

 

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Sargsyan, G., Venta, E. R., Escamilla, C., Rumsey, H., & Gibbs, J. (2020).  The Value of Strategic Planning for Small Non-Profit Organizations.   Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 24, 1-10.
  • Sargsyan, G., Venta, E. R., Slaydon, J., Colon, R., & Latiolais, P. (2020).  Analysis of risk management practices of the oil and gas industry in Southeast Texas during Hurricane Harvey.   Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 22 (12), 104-118.
  • Sargsyan, G., Venta, E. R., Slaydon, J., Colon, R., & Latiolais, P. (in press, 2020).  Financial and risk management analysis of the education sector in Southeast Texas during Hurricane Harvey.   Journal of Applied Business and Economics.
  • Venta, A. C., Ball, E., Bristow, J., & Venta, E. R. (2019).  Preliminary data linking American consumer perceptions with unauthorized migration to the U.S.   Journal of International Migration and Integration., 20, 279-290.
  • Turner, K., Escamilla, C., & Venta, E. R. (2015).  The Symphony of Southeast Texas in 2015.   Journal of Business Case Studies, 12 (2).
  • Escamilla, C., & Venta, E. R. (2010).  'The Symphony of Southeast Texas in 2010: Managing A Regional Orchestra in Modern Times'.   Journal of Business Case Studies, 6 (6), 85-95.
Refereed Proceedings  
  • Gibbs, J., Slaton, D., Escamilla, C., & Venta, E. R. (in press, 2017).  Improving Nonprofit Strategic Planning.   2017 Lamar University Undergraduate Research Expo
Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements   
Chapters
  • Sargsyan, G. (2018). Role of tourism in financial and economic development of Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula. Role of tourism in financial and economic development of local economy.   

Presentations of Refereed Papers

  • Sargsyan, G., Colon, R., Slaydon, J., & Venta, E. R. (2020). Analysis of risk management practices of the oil and gas industry in Southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey.  Recovery and Resiliency Summit: Building Tomorrow April 17, 2020, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Venta, E. R., Colon, R., Sargsyan, G., & Latiolais, P. (2020). Bevil Oaks: A Community Case Study on Resilience and Recovery.  Recovery and Resiliency Summit: Building Tomorrow April 17, 2020, Beaumont, Texas. 

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Venta, E. R. (2019). Breaking Point: Immigration Law, Policy, and Enforcement. Invited presentation at Global Diversity & Inclusion Series, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. (2018). How Do I Navigate Politics in Higher Education? Invited presentation at Provost's Kick-Off, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. (2018). Business as a Force for Good. Invited presentation at Lamar University Freshman Experience, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. & Escamilla, C. (2017). Using Case Studies in the Classroom. Invited presentation at Lamar Univeristy, Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. (2016). The Maintenance of Accreditation Process: The School Perspective. Invited presentation at Southwest Business Deans' Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Venta, E. R. (2015). Impact of Hispanics in America.   2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. (2015). Engaging Advisory Boards in Innovative and Impactful Ways.   Texas Business Deans Meeting, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. (2015, June). Continuous Improvement Review under the 2013 Standards:Team and School Perspectives.   Southwest Business Deans' Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Venta, E. R. & Sanderson, J. (2012, August). Using Institutional Effectiveness Plans to Drive Curricular Improvement.   Lamar Univeristy, Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. (2011). Impact of Hispanics on Higher Education.   Hispanic Heritage Day at LIT, Beaumont, Texas.
  • Venta, E. R. & Mathews, T. (2011). Institutional Effectiveness for Department Chairs.   Lamar University Faculty Development Symposium, Beaumont, Texas.

Research Reports 

  • 2015: Venta, E. R., & Escamilla, C., The Symphony of Southeast Texas and Lamar University 2007-2015., submitted to Accreditation and Assessment Committee. 
Grants  
Research
  • 2020 [Year 3 of 3]: Venta, E. R., Slaydon, J., Sargsyan, G., Colon, R., & Latiolais, P. Hurricane Harvey Economic Resiliency and Recovery, Principal Investigator, Department of Commerce- Economic Developement Administration.
  • 2019 [Year 2 of 2]: Venta, E. R., Slaydon, J., Sargsyan, G., & Colon, R., Hurricane Harvey Economic Resiliency and Recovery, Principal Investigator, Department of Commerce - Economic Development Agency.
  • 2018 [Year 1 of 2]: Venta, E. R., Slaydon, J., Sargsyan, G., & Colon, R., Hurricane Harvey Economic Resiliency and Recovery, Principal Investigator, Department of Commerce - Economic Development Agency.