UTSA College of Business Newsletter
February 1, 2012
Transforming Business Students

COB Partners with Raytheon
UTSA College of Business Dean Steps Down to Return to Teaching

Dr. Lynda Y. de la Viña announced that she is stepping down as dean of the College of Business. During her tenure the college has made impressive strides including the attainment of national rankings, the addition of numerous degree programs and the creation of new facilities and services for students. She will return to the faculty to teach in the newly created Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management and to lead the Center for Global Entrepreneurship. Dr. Daniel Hollas, senior associate dean in the College of Business, has been named acting dean.

Entrepreneurship students
Alumnus Bill Morrow Donates Cash and Stock to College

Bill Morrow, '86, executive chairman of Quarri Technologies, has given the UTSA College of Business a gift of $10,000 and 100,000 shares of Quarri Technologies stock to support cyber security research. Morrow, an alumnus of the College of Business, is a strong supporter of UTSA's cyber security program and has a history of giving to the university, dating back to 2001. Morrow hopes that his example will spur other UTSA alumni who are successful entrepreneurs and innovators to give back to their alma mater.

Eduniversal Rankings
Does Being Rejected Increase Charitable Behavior?

Being rejected might not be good in the dating world, but it can be beneficial to charitable organizations according to a study published by a marketing faculty member and former doctoral student at the UTSA College of Business in the Journal of Consumer Research. The study examined two different types of social exclusion: being ignored versus being rejected—and their effects on conspicuous consumption and charitable behavior. 

Howe Undergraduate Teaching Award
College's Executive MBA Program Seeking Applicants

The college's Executive MBA program is accepting applications for its innovative 21-month program for senior and mid-level executives and professionals. The weekend program integrates the traditional bottom line of profit and loss with the broader bottom line of meaning and purpose. Information sessions will be conducted in February and March for the Fall 2012 class.

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