Frank R. Lloyd, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Executive Education for the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University where he is responsible for creating and implementing the school’s strategy to grow its executive education businesses, cultivating corporate relationships, and developing innovative executive development programs. He was instrumental in the launch of the James M. Collins Executive Education Center, one of the nation’s premier learning facilities for working professionals.
Under Lloyd’s leadership Cox Executive Education has consistently been recognized for Excellence in Academic Partnership by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Honored programs, as selected by corporate Chief Learning Officers, include those to develop Latino leaders, women leaders, and leaders in health care, energy, and travel industries.
Dr. Lloyd joined SMU’s Cox School from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, where he most recently served as Vice President of Executive Education. Prior to joining Thunderbird, Dr. Lloyd was a human resources management executive with General Motors, focused primarily on employee and organization development. Among the highlights of his career, he was responsible for organization development and leadership training for GM Europe, and he was the first GM Human Resources Manager assigned to New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), the historic joint venture between GM and Toyota noted for its innovative labor-management relations and the introduction of Toyota production and human relations methods.
Dr. Lloyd was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Isfahan in Iran and served as a U.S. Information Agency curriculum consultant for Germany. He earned a master’s degree at Purdue University and a Ph. D. at the University of Iowa. He holds an undergraduate degree from Occidental College.
Dr. Lloyd is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of UNICON, the International University Consortium for Executive Education.