My First Vlog!

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 17:02


Sailing into the future – some insight

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 15:23

I was listening to Steely Dan’s album “Aja” the other day and it inspired me to write this blog because I felt a strong connection between their songs and the journey we’re taking as a college. Bear with me as I explain. I’m often asked what genre of music I like the most and my response is always “Yacht Rock” (a broad soft rock music style originating in the late 1970s, early 1980s on the West Coast) to most people’s chagrin. Hey, judge me if you want, I’ve got thick skin. If you are not familiar with it, I understand. Yacht Rock does not currently have a SiriusXMâ station in...


Blog 3 - Hindsight isn't always 20/20

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 11:44

In advance of our all-college strategic planning retreat November 29 and 30, I’ve been reaching out to Dr. Daniel J. Pesut, the proven strategic planning expert we’ve been working with, and he recently provided me with some key nuggets of information that I’d like to pass on to you.

He mentioned that there are three things that, if not taken into consideration, can impact your ability to properly create and execute transformation, in our case, a new strategic plan – hindsight, insight and foresight. In this blog, I plan on concentrating on hindsight, and following blogs...


We the People… of the College of HPS

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:09

If you’ve ever visited my office, you may have noticed that I display the Constitution of the United States of America on my wall. Even if you haven’t stopped by, you may now be wondering, “Why the US Constitution? What’s its significance to Dean Chumbler?” Whatever your belief system or political thoughts on the document, it holds true that its framers were courageous, gutsy and pioneering for their time. They worked painstakingly to draft a document that led to progress and was created so that it could be amended as the nation evolved. As we embark on strategic planning as...


Charting our course through strategy and vision

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 16:27

I am so pleased to initiate my very first blog, “Chatting with Chumbler”, as I begin my third month as Dean of the UNT College of Health and Public Service (HPS). HPS is embarking on a journey together that will shape our future. The college was recently renamed and this gives us a great opportunity for branding. But, in order to have a strong brand, you need to have an effective strategic plan.

I am a strong proponent of strategic planning and believe it is vital as we move forward in the next era of HPS. Our strategic plan will be all inclusive and will consist of a...