J. Tomas Gomez-Arias, currently chief diversity officer, professor of marketing and global business, chair of the Department of Marketing and director of the M.S. in Business Analytics at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, is the new dean of Stanislaus State’s College of Business Administration.
Gomez-Arias, who begins at Stan State on July 1, holds a Ph.D. and a licenciatura in business science from the University of Leon, Spain and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
He has also been an associate professor of marketing at the University of A Coruña, Spain, where he served as director of its MBA program, director of the entrepreneurship and management program and leader of the marketing group. He also served as chief trade officer at the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong and was a co-founder of IVVID Consulting and the California-Spain Chamber of Commerce.
“At Stanislaus State, there is an unequivocal commitment to partnering with the community and the advancement of the region culturally, artistically, intellectually and economically,” Gomez-Arias said. “The College of Business Administration is well-poised to be central in building mutually rewarding relationships with industry, non-profits and government agencies.”
In making the announcement, Kimberly Greer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed her gratitude to David Lindsay, who is serving as interim dean.