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UTSA launches search for new dean of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business

UTSA launches search for new dean of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 — UTSA Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy today announced a national search for the new dean of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business. The dean additionally will hold the Tom C. Frost Distinguished University Chair for Business Excellence and the Bodenstedt Chair.

College for Health, Community and Policy Dean Lynne Cossman and Vice Provost for Academic Innovation Melissa Vito will chair the search advisory committee. Alberto Pimentel of national search firm SP&A Executive Search will assist the committee.

“We are seeking a collaborative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial leader and scholar who will effectively articulate and implement an updated academic plan to guide the college through the process of refining its identity, increasing its academic culture of excellence and collaboration, advancing regional business community engagement, and strengthening external partnerships to advance student success, workforce preparation, and research innovation in support of UTSA’s destinations as an urban-serving, Hispanic-thriving discovery enterprise,” Espy said.

Nationally ranked and recognized, the Alvarez College of Business encompasses more than 7,900 students, seven academic departments and two research centers. The college offers innovative programming at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in areas such as business analytics, cyber security, data analytics, and real estate finance and development as well as traditional business disciplines.

The College of Business was named one of the top five undergraduate business programs in Texas by Bloomberg Businessweek and the No. 10 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business. Accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the college is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation.

In spring 2021, Carlos and Malú Alvarez committed a $20 million gift to the college. The gift from the Alvarez family is the first of its kind in the university’s history and will be used to advance research-enhancing activities, including establishing endowed faculty positions, graduate research fellowships and undergraduate research programs. In recognition of the significance of this gift, The University of Texas System Board of Regents authorized the renaming of the College of Business to the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, making it the first named college at UTSA.

In September 2021, Alvarez committed another $2 million to establish the Tom C. Frost Distinguished University Chair for Business Excellence to help recruit and hire a visionary dean to lead the college.



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