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William Peel

Executive Director of Learning Environments


Bachelor of Environmental Design
Texas A&M University (1974)

Master of Architecture
Texas A&M University (1975)

Research Interest

Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovation, Strategic Planning, Visioning


Strategic | Learner | Activator | Responsibility | Intellection
(CliftonStrengths Assessment)

William L. (Bill) Peel, Jr. is the Executive Director of Learning Environments for Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. In this capacity, Peel is responsible for championing innovation, impact, and continuous improvement toward the advancement of the school’s vision, mission, and strategic initiatives. The primary focus is on innovating the school’s learning environments across all facilities. This includes the exterior environments that surround and integrate the school’s buildings.

Peel has held executive leadership positions in organizations ranging from management consulting to real estate, design, development, and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M.

A frequent author and speaker, Peel has addressed audiences nationwide on design thinking, innovation, strategic planning, and visioning. This includes guest lecturing and participation in symposiums in the academic community. He has been a dedicated community leader, serving in governance positions with a number of non-profit organizations, notably the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Collaborative for Children, and as a trustee of Houston Christian High School. He gives generously of his time through the facilitation of strategic planning sessions for organizations like the YMCA of Greater Houston, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Heroes for Children, SER Jobs for Progress and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.

Peel has received numerous awards and commendations for civic/community service including the Marketing Excellence Award from the Society for Marketing Professional Services and the Leadership Excellence, Outstanding Eagle Scout (NOESA), and Silver Beaver awards from the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2016, he was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, a distinction held by less than 1% of the college’s graduates.