UTSA Bus. Dean Named Among Most Influential Women
University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business Dean Lynda de la Viña was named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas by the National Diversity Council.
De la Viña, as well as the other recipients, received this designation for providing leadership excellence in the public/private sector; sustaining a record of accomplishments in their industry; and exhibiting a commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Award recipients came from a variety of industries throughout the state of Texas. During her tenure at UTSA, de la Viña has led the College of Business to become a nationally ranked and internationally recognized business school. De la Viña also serves as Peter Flawn Professor of Economics and executive director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship.
Prior to this, de la Viña served as deputy assistant secretary for Economic Policy, becoming the first Mexican-American woman at the secretarial level of the U.S. Treasury.
Following this role, she served as senior policy analyst at the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. She then rejoined academia as professor and associate dean of the School of Professional Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
In this role, she led the graduate division of business and management and was chair of the Department of Finance and International Business.
De la Viña also co-founded several companies in San Antonio, including Operational Technologies Corp. (OpTech) and Pronucleotein Biotechnologies.
De la Viña serves on the board of the Center for International Private Enterprise, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Texas Business Hall of Fame; the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council; the Free Trade Alliance; and the World Affairs Council.
LOAD-DATE: April 21, 2011