On March 8th, 2023, the University of North Texas named Dr. Albert Bimper Jr. as Executive Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. As a highly experienced leader in higher education, Dr. Bimper will oversee the largest academic college on the UNT campus which is home to over 9,000 students and more than 300 faculty across 23 departments, programs and a school.
Dr. Bimper officially joined UNT on July 1, 2023, after most recently serving at Colorado State University, a public land-grant research university, in a variety of advancing leadership roles, including interim director of the School of Education, interim chief of staff in the Office of the President, associate dean and executive director for the College of Liberal Arts, assistant vice provost for academic affairs, and assistant vice president for student affairs. His administrative experience spans several areas and includes leadership roles in multiple colleges, academic affairs, student affairs, and intercollegiate athletics.
A native of Arlington, Texas and graduate of Arlington Bowie high school, Dr. Bimper earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in cultural studies in education at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a master's degree in health and kinesiology from Purdue University and a bachelor's degree in health and exercise science from Colorado State University. Dr. Bimper was a first-generation, collegiate student athlete playing football for Colorado State and went on to become a part of the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts in 2006.
He and his wife, Nsisong, are proud parents of their three young children - Tripp, Caydence and Austin.