School of Engineering and Computer Science Announces New Business Officer

Michael Dooley brings to Baylor 25 years of experience as a financial administrator and accounting manager in higher education.

May 12, 2023
Michael Dooley

Michael Dooley has been named business officer at Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), effective May 15, 2023. He has 25 years of experience as a financial administrator and accounting manager in higher education.

“We are thrilled to bring to ECS a person of Michael Dooley’s qualifications and valuable experience to help lead the School of Engineering and Computer Science in all of its financial and budgetary responsibilities,” said Erich Baker, Ph.D., interim dean of Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.

As business officer, Dooley will oversee the business operations of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, providing financial oversight of the three academic departments, research initiatives and all units that report to the Dean. He will ensure appropriate accounting, reporting and financial compliance across the School, provide financial management guidance and support to the Dean, and will coordinate with other Baylor units to plan and support external funding opportunities.

“I am thrilled to be here at Baylor,” Dooley said. “I believe my experience and skillset will be an asset to ECS and complement the leadership team’s strategic initiatives.”

Dooley comes to Baylor from the University of Texas, Arlington, where he was Director of Academic Resource Planning in the College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs. From 2008 to 2018, he was finance and accounting manager for the Health Sciences Business Center at Oregon State University, where previously he served three years in Business Affairs.

After growing up in Hawaii and Alaska, Dooley moved to Oregon where he graduated from Linfield College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Certification in Human Resources Management in 2008. He and Shannon, his wife of 33 years, will make Waco their home. Dooley has two daughters in Oregon and a son in San Diego, California, along with six grandchildren. 



Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) has been preparing its students for more than 25 years as innovators for worldwide impact by training graduates for professional practice and responsible leadership with a Christian view. Students can choose from majors including bioinformatics, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, general engineering and mechanical engineering. ECS also offers graduate programs in all areas of study within the School. We stand out from the crowd through Christian commitment, a strong community, expert accessibility, leading practical experience and teamwork. Visit the ECS website to learn more and follow on Facebook and on Instagram.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.