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UTSA College of Business Names Janey S. Briscoe Endowed Chair in the Business of Health

Nov. 2, 2006

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business announced today the appointment of Dana A. Forgione as the Janey S. Briscoe Endowed Chair in the Business of Health.

Forgione, professor of accounting, will lead the college's initiatives in the area of the business of health. A distinguished academic and pioneer in healthcare accounting and financial management, his research interests are in external audits and governance in healthcare entities, comparative international healthcare accounting, financing systems and quality of care. He has over 90 publications, most of which are in the area of healthcare business.

"Dr. Forgione will anchor our business of health program in the College of Business," said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business. "His presence will strengthen our current MBA program with a concentration in healthcare management and will lead to new partnerships and research in the San Antonio healthcare community."

He is the founder and director of the International Society for Research in Healthcare Financial Management and the managing editor of the journal Research in Healthcare Financial Management. His consulting work has been used twice by the United States Congress in major national healthcare policy deliberations, as well as by the State of Texas in landmark charity care legislation.

Forgione previously served as director of the School of Accounting at Florida International University . He is a certified public accountant, a certified management accountant and a certified fraud examiner. He holds a doctorate, master's, and bachelor's in accounting and a MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Former Gov. Dolph Briscoe and his family established the $500,000 endowed chair in 2004 in memory of his late wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe. Janey, who passed away in 2000, served on the University of Texas System Board of Regents from 1981 to 1987. A Uvalde native, Dolph served as the governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979 and has enjoyed a distinguished career as a politician, rancher and community leader.

UTSA's College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,200 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs. The College of Business has been named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minorities by the Princeton Review, one of the 15 largest minority MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report and ranks second in the nation for the number of undergraduate business degrees awarded to Hispanics according to Hispanic Outlook magazine. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World ."

Wendy Frost—

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