Ritamarie C. Tauer

Rita Tauer, Houston Baptist University Associate Provost
Associate Provost
Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Texas - 1986
  • MACCT (Master of Accountancy), Houston Baptist University – 1985
  • BA, University of Houston – 1975

As Associate Provost for Operations, Ms. Tauer reports directly to the University Provost.  Working in concert with the Provost, Ms. Tauer is responsible for leadership, direction and support of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Information Technology Services, the Office of the Registrar, The Learning Center, and The Graduate School. 

In addition, Ms. Tauer is responsible for assuring compliance with all accreditation standards, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), College/School specific accreditation, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

Prior to her role as Associate Provost, Ms. Tauer served as the Dean of the College of Continuing Studies. She oversaw the development of this new College, including the selection and oversight of a committee to determine the feasibility of opening this College, developing on-campus and on-line courses, recruiting and hiring College instructors, securing partnerships with leaders in the continuing studies industry, and marketing the College to the community.

Associate Provost Tauer has served in a variety of roles during her 25-year tenure at Houston Baptist University. She began as an Instructor in Accounting in 1987 and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Accounting.

Associate Provost Tauer assumed administrative responsibilities in 1993 and since that time has held many leadership positions including chair of several University and College committees, Interim Dean of the College of Business and Economics, and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. She has contributed to the accreditation of the University (SACS) and the College of Business and Economics (ACBSP). In the academic year 2002-2003, Associate Provost Tauer was named the Houston Baptist University Faculty Woman of the Year in honor of her work as the Interim Dean of the Business School.

Ms. Tauer has taught courses in Advanced Accounting, Principles of Financial Accounting , Survey of Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Principles of Managerial Accounting.

Campus Address: Hinton Suite 101, Rm #108C
Email: rtauer@hbu.edu
Telephone: (281) 649-3702
Fax: (281) 649-3012