Hollas Named Interim Dean of UTSA College of Business
UTSA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Frederick has appointed Daniel Hollas interim dean of the College of Business effective June 1. Hollas, senior associate dean, will fill the position held by Lynda de la Viña, who will be stepping down to return to teaching.
“Dan Hollas has an extensive record of leadership at UTSA, as well as the widespread support of his colleagues in the College of Business,” said Frederick. “I am confident that he will continue to guide the college in the right direction, and I look forward to working with him while we conduct a national search for the next business dean.”
With more than 20 years of experience at UTSA, Hollas has held numerous administrative appointments including serving as associate vice president for academic affairs at UTSA and associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Business. Prior to coming to UTSA he served as department chair in economics and finance at the University of Mississippi.
A professor of economics, Hollas is known for his expertise in industrial organization and regulated industries, with a focus on the effects of competition in the electric and gas industries. As an administrator, he has been instrumental in maintaining the college’s AACSB International accreditation and has served on the University Scheduling Committee, UTSA Cost Savings Committee and the Core Curriculum Assessment Committee.
Hollas holds a doctorate and master’s in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Houston.
A search committee will be formed this semester to begin a nationwide search for the next College of Business dean.
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