Bette A. Stead

Bette A. Stead

Education History:

Lamar State College 1957 Bachelors Degree

University of Texas (Austin) Masters of Business Administration, 1961

University of Houston EdD, 1967                       

Honors or Awards: Melcher Award for Excellence,  Mayor's Volunteer Houston Award

Connection to Lamar: After completing her Masters of Business Administration, Stead returned to Lamar University as a valued member of Faculty for five years.

Bette has been a strong supporter of Lamar University and the College of Business and has established three scholarships for students in business.

Affiliations: Professor at Bauer College of Business, University of Houston; Founder of the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable (GHBER),

Known For: In the 2003 Bauer College of Business University of Houston, annual report,  Stead is noted as "the architect of the capital campaign proposal that culminated in Ted Bauer's $40M endowment." Her articles appeared in top publication outlets. Her book, Women In Management, was published by Prentice-Hall in 1978 and 1982.

At the University of Houston, Stead taught the first electronic commerce course offered and an MBA course, "International Environment of Business," taught totally on-line. She developed a course titled "Marketing for Nonprofits," and, over the years, her students completed some 150 projects for Houston-area nonprofits.

She chaired the $2M renovation of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) and also chaired task forces for over $40M for a treatment center, a community center, and affordable housing for the Women's Home.