College of Business Timelime
$1 million gift creates Frost Chair in Finance
UTSA College of Business names Wm. Gerard (Gerry) Sanders Dean
Eight faculty members named inaugural Dean's Distinguished Fellows
Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professorship in Entrepreneurship established
College dedicated Ernst & Young Leadership Suites
Two endowed chairs join faculty
College of Business Dean Lynda de la Viña steps down to return to teaching.
The College of Business earned reaccreditation in business and accounting from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The College of Business MBA program was ranked 6th in the Southwest by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and 40th nationally.
The College of Business selected the inaugural 100 Best Business Students.
The Quincy Lee Professorship in Real Estate Finance and Development was established.
The college launched a new bachelor of business administration degree in sport, event and tourism management.
The College of Business, in partnership with the UT School of Public Health, offered UTSA's first dual degree program in graduate business administration and public health.
Two new graduate certificate programs in the business of health and technology entrepreneurship were launched.
First graduate of the college's inaugural MBA International cohort graduate.
UTSA College of Business creates cybersecurity research center.
College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the Battle of Flowers parade for the fourth year.
Business faculty members Dr. Lynda de la Viña and Dr. Lalatendu Misra were named recipients of the 2011 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award in economics and finance respectively.
Dr. Cory Hallam and Dr. Lisa Montoya were awarded the inaugural 2010 Richard S. Howe Outstanding Service to Undergraduates Teaching Award.
The College of Business was ranked the No. 2 MBA program in the nation providing the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” according to the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review.
The College of Business was ranked the No. 5 graduate business school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business.
Dr. Hamid Beladi, professor of economics, was named the inaugural IBC Bank Senior Faculty Fellow.
Dr. Frederick R. Chang was named the inaugural AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security.
For the third straight year, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers parade in April.
The College of Business was named a University Partner by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).
The College of Business was ranked one of the top part-time MBA programs in the nation by BusinessWeek in its biennial business school rankings edition. The MBA program is ranked 28th in the nation and 4th in the Southwest.
For the fifth straight year, the UTSA College of Business was ranked one of the Top 10 MBA programs for minority students by the Princeton Review.
UTSA College of Business named the No. 1 graduate business program in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine.
UTSA MBA named one of the Top 25 MBA programs in the nation by Poder Enterprise.
UTSA College of Business chosen to participate in the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program.
UTSA named a Center of Research Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency.
The college's Briefcase Brigade wins first place in Battle of Flowers parade.
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox addresses leadership, trade and immigration reform during student conference.
Hispanic Business names the UTSA MBA program Top 10 in the nation.
The college adds a new graduate degree in Construction Science and Management.
The Princeton Review names the college's MBA Program one of the Top 10 for minorities for the past four years.
The college's information assurance program receives NSA designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The Latino Financial Issues program receives the Innovative Achievement Award from the Southwestern Business Dean's Assocation.
College's Briefcase Brigade wins first place in the San Antonio Battle of Flowers parade.
The college establishes the Statistical Consulting Center.
The College of Business was ranked one of the top three part-time MBA programs in the Southwest by BusinessWeek in its annual business school rankings edition. Nationally, the UTSA College of Business part-time MBA program is ranked 26th.
The college dedicates its Center for Student Professional Development on Oct. 25. The center offers comprehensive and customized services for students and employers.
The $500,000 Glenn L. and Sally P. Ramsdell Memorial Chair for Accounting was established in the college through a bequest from the estate of Jacqueline Eugenia Ramsdell.
The College of Business was named one of the top ten research institutions nationwide for faculty scholarly productivity in business administration according to a study by Academic Analytics.
Dean Lynda de la Viña received the Ford Salute to Education award during Ford Motor Company's annual banquet.
The College of Business received reaccreditation in business and separate reaccreditation in accounting from AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The College of Business was nationally ranked for its research in the areas of finance (55th nationally, 61st worldwide), management (80th nationally) and marketing (40th nationally, 43rd worldwide).
The college hosted its first Real Estate Finance and Development expo for students in the industry.
August A. Busch III , former chairman of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., was the keynote speaker for the college's second annual Signature Speaker Series.
Jeanie Wyatt , MBA'86, CEO and chief investment officer of South Texas Money Management, Ltd., received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award at the college's Signature Speaker Series event.
A.J. Rodriguez , '98, MBA'00, president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, received the college's first Young Alumnus of the Year award.
The college held a soft opening for its new Center for Student Professional Development.
The college's Ph.D. in business administration concentration in marketing was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The college launches the joint Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship with the College of Engineering. Dr. Cory Hallam was named the first director of the center.
UTSA College of Business Receives the Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
October 11, 2006
The College of Business was named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minority students by the Princeton Review.
Dr. Dana Forgione named the Janey S. Briscoe Endowed Chair in the Business of Health.
The college launches an inaugural Brazilian immersion program for undergraduate business students. The course was taught by Dr. Victoria Jones, director of the Business Studies for the Americas program and associate professor of marketing.
May 12, 2006
The first class of business doctoral students participated in commencement exercises.
The college's second doctoral program, a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics with a concentration in biostatistics, was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The first class will begin in Fall 2006.
The Finance Department was ranked 82nd in the world according to business school research by a study from the University of Texas at Dallas.
The MBA program was named one of the Top 10 minority MBA programs in the country by the Princeton Review.
November 16, 2005
The College of Business launches the inaugural Signature Speaker Series featuring Yahoo Co-founder Jerry Yang with a lead gift from Wachovia.
During the Signature Speaker Series, the college awarded its first Leadership and Service Award to Jim Kahan and its first Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award to Ernest Bromley.
October 28, 2005
The college's first doctoral student, Ju Xiang, finance, successfully defended his dissertation to complete his doctoral degree.
Lynda de la Viña named first female and Hispanic Dean of the College of Business.
Undergraduate human resource students place second nationally in a management case study competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
May 5, 2005
Business Auditorium dedicated in honor of benefactor Richard S. Liu
Human resource students win the Texas HR Games competition and place second regionally.
Dr. Bruce Bublitz steps down as dean of the UTSA College of Business and Dr. Lynda Y. de la Viña is named interim dean and Peter Flawn Professor of Economics.
Business Scholars Program graduates first class of students.
State Demographer Steve Murdock joins the College of Business faculty as the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Management Science and Statistics.
College offers first business course in Spanish, “Principles of Marketing.”
The College received a $2 million gift from Richard Liu, the chairman of Superior Holdings Limited of Hong Kong. The gift will be used to further expand the Liu’s Family Foundation U.S.-China Business Education Initiative that Liu established in 1998 with a $1 million contribution.
The College of Business receives approval to offer a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in infrastructure assurance and a concentration in infrastructure assurance in the Master’s of Science degree in Information Technology in Fall 2003.
The College of Business receives approval to offer a concentration in project management as part of the M.B.A. program in Fall 2003.
First class of 18 Ph.D. students begins in the College of Business.
The College of Business began offering a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in actuarial science.
Business Scholars Program established in college. The mentoring program is designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college and on to graduation.
Jerry Keating, chair and professor in the Department of Management Science and Statistics, was named a Peter Flawn Professor. This is one of the highest honors UTSA bestows on a faculty member.
Alumnus William E. Morrow, founder, vice chairman and CEO of Grande Communications, and his wife, Traci, donated 100,000 shares of Grande Communications stock to the College of Business.
Due to university-wide academic restructuring, the College of Business divides its three academic divisions into seven departments. The new departments are accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, management science and marketing.
Business students now have the opportunity to study abroad in Italy thanks to a partnership the college has formed with the Consortium of Universities for International Business Studies.
The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security established in UTSA’s College of Business.
The Ph.D. in business administration receives approval by the Texas Board of Regents.
First group of visiting Chinese M.B.A. students begin coursework as part of the Liu’s Family Foundation U.S.-China Business Education Initiative.
Chak-Tong Chau, associate professor of accounting, is the first College of Business faculty member to receive a Fulbright award.
July 1, 2000
Bruce Bublitz begins tenure as the fourth Dean of the College of Business.
Bartlett Cocke, Jr. serves as executive-in-residence in the College of Business.
A Master of Arts degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in information technology are approved for UTSA’s College of Business.
UTSA’s College of Business receives a $1 million gift from Hong Kong businessman Richard Liu. It is the largest single donation from an individual in UTSA’s history.
A Master’s of Science degree in finance is approved for the College of Business.
A new M.B.A. concentration in marketing management is approved for UTSA’s College of Business.
Two new undergraduate concentrations implemented in the College of Business, a B.B.A. in general business and a B.B.A. in management with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurship.
Business Update began as the college’s first electronic e-mail newsletter to faculty, staff, students and advisory council members.
A new M.B.A. concentration in health care management approved for UTSA’s College of Business.
The Executive M.B.A. program begins at UTSA. This innovative new graduate program focuses on personal leadership for business executives. Twenty-two students in the first class.
Dale Truett named the Ashbel Smith Professor of economics. His term is for five years.
Ronald Rutherford is the college’s first holder of the Elmo James Burke, Jr. Chair in the Management of Building Development.
The first Scholarship Salute was hosted by the College of Business.
UTSA’s College of Business receives reaccreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs by the AACSB. The accounting division also received initial and separate accreditation of its programs.
Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corp. donated $100,000 to fund the executive master’s in business administration degree program at UTSA.
Dedication of the Business Building. Designed by the architectural firm of Ford Powell & Carson. The 205,000-square-foot building is home to the College of Business, a campus visitor’s center and extensive computer facilities.
North American Graduate Student Exchange Program begins at UTSA. The NAFTA class is held in conjunction with La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the University of Calgary in Canada. Six graduate students are selected to participate in the program from each university. The class runs for three weeks with one week spent in each country.
Groundbreaking for the Business Building.
Business Foundations program initiated in the Center for Professional Excellence. This certificate program provides participants with basic business knowledge and skill competencies required to develop a business mindset.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in tourism management at UTSA.
Keith Dever was the first graduate to earn a master of science in the management of technology degree from UTSA’s College of Business.
Center for Professional Excellence started. Robert Lengel appointed Director of the Center.
First Leadership Challenge class began for undergraduate students.
College began offering courses in tourism management.
Master of Science degree in management of technology approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, first of its kind in Texas. Joint program between the College of Business and the College of Sciences and Engineering. Program began in 1993-94 academic year with 30 students.
UTSA receives $500,000 endowment commitment from Anheuser-Busch Foundation to develop degree program in tourism management.
UTSA and the Universidad Nacional Autonomous de Mexico (UNAM) signed a formal educational exchange agreement.
New concentrations introduced to the M.B.A. program. These included business economics, finance, information systems, management of technology and management science.
UTSA becomes first university in Texas to receive U.S. Department of Education grant to internationalize College of Business.
Undergraduate enrollment 4,547.
New Accountant ranked UTSA graduates fourth nationwide for passing all subjects taken of the CPA exam.
Graduate enrollment 552.
First diplomat-in-residence, William Spruce, joined the college. College began offering an M.B.A. in international business.
Business Ethics Symposium established as a joint venture between the College of Business and the UTSA Methodist Student Movement. In 1993, United Commercial Realty—San Antonio, Inc. became the sponsor of this program.
John Holmgreen, former president of Alamo Iron Works, was the first contributor to the Corporate Sponsor Program.
Jesse Baker appointed the first chairman of the College of Business Advisory Council. First College of Business Advisory Council Faculty Awards ceremony held.
James F. Gaertner named Dean and serves until 2000.
First endowed chair in the College of Business established. The Elmo James Burke Jr. endowed chair in management of building development created with a $500,000 gift from Burke family and friends.
Beta Gamma Sigma chapter established, international scholastic honor society for students at AACSB-accredited business schools.
Lila Flory-Truett becomes Director of the Division of Economics and Finance—the first woman named division director.
UTSA College of Business received its first accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for both graduate and undergraduate programs, within the shortest allowable period, which at that time was five years. There were 2,400 undergraduate business students and 275 graduate students enrolled at that time.
UTSA accepted the first freshman.
UTSA began offering upper division undergraduate courses at the Humanities-Business Building on the 1604 Campus.
First commencement. Degrees awarded to 82 students.
Susan Bolado was the first graduate with a master’s of business administration degree.
UTSA began offering graduate programs in the Koger Center during the summer of 1973. Master’s degrees were offered in business administration, bicultural-bilingual studies, biology, education, English as a second language, environmental management, mathematics and systems design and Spanish.
E.D. “Doug” Hodo named Dean and served in this role until 1987.
Koger Center campus established.
First 38 degree programs approved by Texas College & University System Coordinating Board.
Construction begins on UTSA’s 1604 Campus.
First Dean of the College of Business, Louis J. Rodriguez was hired. In 1972 Rodriguez and his family moved to Texas, where he was the fourth person hired at the newly opened University of Texas at San Antonio. He began as Dean of the College of Business and later was named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculties.
Texas Legislature establishes UTSA.