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College of Business Administration Dean Search

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Carol Parker has initiated a search for the next dean of the College of Business Administration.

Robert Kirken, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Science, will chair the search committee, which also includes faculty members from a number of departments in the College, and students, staff and business community representatives.

The University seeks a proven leader to act as a dynamic advocate for the college across the University and a vibrant binational, bilingual interconnected community of more than two million people. The Dean will work with students, faculty, university leaders, and regional stakeholders to implement an ambitious vision for the College rooted in UTEP’s Access and Excellence mission and a deep commitment to social equity and opportunity (a recent Brookings Institution study ranked UTEP first among public research universities in the promotion of social mobility among graduates). The next dean of the College of Business Administration will also be expected to implement entrepreneurial initiatives and identify new revenue streams; collaborate with El Paso's regional business, non-profit, and military communities to enhance educational and research programs, and local economic development; and to lead the college’s fundraising efforts. Click here for the full position description and further information.

"UTEP and its College of Business Administration offer a wonderful opportunity for prospective candidates who are strongly committed to preparing business professionals, researchers and leaders who will address the needs of local, regional, national and transnational communities, and have the strategic vision we need for the college to excel in research, teaching and service," Provost Parker said. "As a Hispanic-Serving Institution within the Borderlands Region with a national reputation for fostering student success and social mobility, and given UTEP’s position as an emerging research university within the University of Texas System, we expect to receive applications from many highly-qualified leaders. We anticipate that the search committee will recommend a short list of impressive candidates for on-campus interviews in late Fall Semester 2018."

Search Committee

Robert Kirken, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Roberto Coronado
VP in Charge & Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance

Rigoberto Delgado
Associate Professor, Economics & Finance
Michael Garcia
Director, Mike Loya Center
Benjamin Gonzalez
VP for Asset Management and Development
Giorgio Gotti
Associate Professor and Chair, Accounting & Information Systems
Robin Grambling
Senior Lecturer, Marketing & Management
John Hadjimarcou
Professor and Chair, Marketing & Management
Mariana Madero
Undergrad Student, Economics & Finance
Tim Roth
Professor & Chair, Economics & Finance
Emmanuel Sequeira
PhD Student, Finance
Laura Trevino
Associate Professor, Accounting & Information Science



To apply, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references. No references will be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.

COBA Nomination Form

Application queries should be sent to:
Dr. Robert Kirken
Search Committee Chair

To apply, please visit:

Applications will be reviewed beginning in October, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation information, applicants may contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at