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UTSA College of Business dean steps down to return to teaching

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(Jan. 20, 2012) -- Lynda Y. de la Viña announced today that she is stepping down as dean of the UTSA College of Business effective May 31, 2012, to return to teaching.

"I am grateful to Dr. de la Viña for her leadership and many years of service to this university," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "Her vision and strategic planning over the past seven years have brought many well-deserved accolades to the College of Business and will continue to pave the way for great things to come, I am sure."

De la Viña will be taking leave for the remainder of the spring semester and the fall. Daniel Hollas, senior associate dean in the College of Business, has been named acting dean effective today.

"Dr. Hollas is a valued administrator and will smoothly lead the college through this period of transition," said John Frederick, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "I will work closely with the college to appoint an interim dean while we undertake a nationwide search for a new business dean."

De la Vina has led the college since September 2004, when she was named interim dean following the resignation of Bruce Bublitz. She was named dean in July 2005.

In spring 2013, de la Viña will join the faculty of the newly created Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management as the Peter Flawn Professor. She also will continue to serve as director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

"This decision allows me to transition and refocus my efforts in an area of passion for me -- entrepreneurship," said de la Viña. "It has been my honor and privilege to serve as dean of the UTSA College of Business. I deeply appreciate the support and assistance I have received from the university and the San Antonio business community in partnering with the College of Business in pursuing our mission and achieving our vision."



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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