UTSA College of Business Newsletter
September 11, 2013
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Dick Evans
Dick Evans to Present Frost Lecture Oct. 17

Dick Evans, chairman and CEO of Frost, will present the keynote address on Oct. 17 during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium (2.01.02) in the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus. Evans has guided the San Antonio-based financial institution since his appointment as CEO in 1997. The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it.

Mark Leung
Leung Receives Regents' Teaching Award

Mark Leung, associate professor of management science, was named the recipient of the 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. The Regents’ Award is presented annually in recognition of faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction. Known for his zeal and enthusiasm in the classroom, Leung teaches a variety of classes in the areas of management science, business statistics and operations/supply chain management. Leung was one of four UTSA faculty members and 63 educators system-wide recognized this year for this honor.

Technology Presentation
Technological Sophistication Sways Consumers

A technologically sophisticated presentation of performance data can have an impact on how positively that information is evaluated, particularly by novices in the audience. This is according to research recently published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture by Jill Sundie, assistant professor of marketing. Sundie contributed to the research in collaboration with lead author Rosanna Guadagno from the National Science Foundation and colleagues from University of Alabama and Arizona State University. What implication does this have for businesses? “High-tech presentations may not be as effective persuasively to experts in your peer group, but if you are trying to convince a novice in the field to take up your cause, it can’t hurt to go high tech,” said Sundie.

College Names New Department Chairs

Dean Wm. Gerard Sanders has named three new department chairs in the College of Business. Yoris Au has been appointed chair of the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security. An associate professor, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Stewart Miller, associate professor of management, has been named chair of the Department of Management. Miller has previously held faculty appointments at The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University. Miller and Au will serve a three-year term. Yinlong "Allen" Zhang has been named interim chair of the Department of Marketing. Zhang, associate professor of marketing, will serve in this role for 2013-14 while a national search is conducted.

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