UTSA College of Business Newsletter
August 24, 2017
Graduate Information Session

EMBA Graduate Aaron Risinger
College Welcomes New Administrators

With the start of the academic year, the UTSA College of Business has announced several new administrative appointments that will support faculty, student development, academic programs and executive education. Hamid Beladi has been named associate dean of faculty and research. Daniel Davied has been appointed assistant dean of graduate studies. Leading the college’s executive programs, Bruce Rudy has been named senior executive director of the Center for Professional Excellence. New faculty member David Dampier has assumed the duties of interim chair of the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security. And, Associate Professor Mark Leung has been chosen as the new chair of the Department of Management Science and Statistics.

MSDA Students
First Cohort of Data Analytics Students Graduates

The UTSA College of Business graduated the first cohort of students in the M.S. in Data Analytics program this summer. Filling the need for highly-skilled data analysts, the program is offered in both daytime and evening formats. The daytime cohort concluded this summer with 20 graduates. The initial class included students from a variety of majors including mathematics, marketing, statistics and computer information systems. Representing universities from across the United States and internationally, 30 percent of the students were Hispanic. "The faculty in the program deeply cared about the students and challenged us to succeed," said Beth Ross, MSDA '17. "They spent extra time outside of class ensuring that we were comfortable with the material."

Mr. Anonymous Challenge
Support the Mr. Anonymous Alumni Challenge

An anonymous UTSA business alumnus has pledged to match up to $25,000 in contributions made by alumni to the College of Business by August 31! That means your gift today has double the impact. As we are nearing the end of the fiscal year for UTSA and the start of a new academic year, it’s important for the College of Business to finish strong. Alumni giving is vital to improving college programming, and it also factors into business school rankings. Gifts will be used by the college to support student scholarships, student organizations, international student travel and academic program development. Our Mr. Anonymous may be shy about publicity, but he’s not shy about wanting to make an impact. Make your gift today to join him in making a difference. 

Big Data Conference
UTSA Hosting Data Analytics Conference Oct. 24

UTSA is hosting the "Big Data, Big Challenges" conference October 24 to share recent knowledge and experience gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the conference is Phillip Harvey, director of cyber security innovation at Raytheon Corporation. Thematic clusters for the conference include Safe & Smart Cities of Tomorrow, National Security Through Advanced Analytics, Leveraging Big Data for Industry Advantage, Data Analytics and Critical Infrastructure Protection and Visualizing Health and Bioinformatics. Registration is $45 and includes breakfast, lunch and parking.

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