Dr. B. Dell Felder

Dr. B. Dell Felder is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. Zayed University operates campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai providing baccalaureate and graduate degree programs to more than 3,000 students. Dr. Felder worked with Oklahoma State University to successfully develop and implement an executive Master of Business Administration program for Zayed University. She has made large advances in developing programs for women in the Middle East including working with the RAND Corporation to create a postsecondary education project in Qatar.

Dr. Felder has more than thirty years of experience in higher education administration experience. She served as senior vice chancellor of the University of Houston System. She was senior vice president and provost of Eastern Washington University, and was then named its president. At Arizona State University-West, Dr. Felder was dean of the faculty.

While at the University of Houston, she took leave to serve as program director of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory and was associate superintendent in the Houston Independent School District. Dr. Felder earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Texas.