Dr. Steven Gamble is the ninth president of Eastern New Mexico University. He arrived in Portales on Aug. 1, 2001, after being president of Southern Arkansas University since 1992. Dr. Gamble has a 1976 Ph.D. in American History with a minor in American Literature from Texas Tech University. He also has a 1968 master’s and a 1967 Bachelor of History from Texas Tech.
During his tenure at SAU, Dr. Gamble served as chair of the Arkansas Higher Education Council, Strategic Planning Committee, Productivity Committee, and as a member of the Technology Task Force and Executive Council.
Prior to becoming president of the SAU System, Dr. Gamble was the vice president of Academic Affairs at West Texas A&M University from 1987-1992. He also served as dean of Enrollment Management at West Texas from 1986-87, and was an associate professor of history.
From 1979-86 Dr. Gamble was director of Admissions and assistant professor of history at Angelo State University. From 1976–79 he was an admissions officer at Texas Tech University. From 1973-76 he was a part-time instructor in the history department and an oral historian at Texas Tech.
Dr. Gamble was a captain on active duty in the Air Force from 1968-72, and was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves from 1972-95.