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Phil Green Presents Frost Distinguished Lecture Oct. 13 Virtually

Phillip Green, chairman and chief executive officer of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., presented the UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct. 13. In its first-ever virtual presentation, the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings in business and community leaders to share their experiences with future business leaders.

College’s CSPD Provides Professional Development Training to Business Students

Working to transform our business students into business professionals, the college’s Center for Student Professional Development hosted more than 115 professional development events during academic year 2019-2020. Offered both in-person and virtually, activities included classroom presentations, professional development workshops and employer and networking events. More than 5,900 students participated in this programming that was supported by… Read more »

UTSA Place-kicker Hunter Duplessis Taking Things One Kick at a Time

Always focusing on the next kick, UTSA place-kicker Hunter Duplessis, ’20 understands the importance of teamwork both on the field as well as in business. “Investing in the future of football at first was difficult for me,” said Duplessis, who earned bachelor’s degrees in information systems and cyber security in the College of Business. “But,… Read more »

Clinton Langford Named UTSA Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Clinton Langford, MBA ’05, has been named the 2020 Accounting Alumnus of the Year in the UTSA College of Business Department of Accounting. Langford is a partner at BKD LLP, CPAs and Advisors in San Antonio. “I’m very humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Langford. “To be honored with the past distinguished recipients… Read more »

UTSA Finance Department Receives $50,000 Gift to Support Research

The UTSA College of Business Department of Finance received a $50,000 gift from Vittal Kadapakkam in support of faculty research with Ph.D. students. The gift will establish the Kadapakkam Chenthamarai Finance Research Excellence Fund. Kadapakkam is the son of UTSA Frost Chair of Finance Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam. The fund, in honor of the donor’s grandfather, will… Read more »

UTSA Student Chapter Receives Superior Merit Award from SHRM

The UTSA student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) earned the Superior Merit Award for 2019-2020 from the national chapter of SHRM. “This honor indicates prestige among the student chapters and recognizes excellence in providing growth and development opportunities to its members,” said Aimee Laun, SHRM chapter adviser and director of the… Read more »

Business Faculty Receive Tenure and Promotion

Three College of Business faculty members earned tenure; two faculty were promoted to full professor; and one retiree was granted emeritus status in Fall 2020. Tenure Samson Alva, associate professor of economics Peyman Najafirad (Paul Rad), associate professor of information systems and cyber security Zijun Wang, associate professor of finance Promotion Onur Bayar, professor of finance Raymond Choo,… Read more »

Twelve New Faculty Join College of Business

The UTSA College of Business welcomed 12 new faculty members for Fall 2020. Department of Economics Alper Arslan, assistant professor of economics, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University David Beheshti, assistant professor of economics, Ph.D. UT-Austin Department of Finance Binay Adhikari, assistant professor of finance, Ph.D. University of Alabama Ivalina Kalcheva, associate professor of finance, Ph.D. University of… Read more »

CPE Delivers Professional Development Programs in Virtual Environment

As part of the mission to create a collaborative learning community for local professionals, the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) at UTSA’s College of Business is responding to the new reality of remote work by adapting their professional development programs for fall to a virtual format. “We recognize that the last few months have dramatically… Read more »