Dean Search - College of Business Administration

photoTomas Gomez-Arias Appointed Dean, College of Business Administration

Dr. J. Tomas Gomez-Arias has been Chief Diversity Officer at Saint Mary's College of California, where he was also a Professor of Marketing and Global Business, Chair of the Department of Marketing and Director of the M.Sc. in Business Analytics at the School of Economics and Business Administration. He has also been an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of A Coruña, Spain, where he was also 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.  He holds a Ph.D. and a Licenciatura in Business Science from the University of Leon, Spain, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Reflecting on this new leadership opportunity, Dr. Gomez-Arias said, “At Stanislaus State there is an unequivocal commitment to partnering with the community and the advancement of the region, culturally, artistically, intellectually, and economically. The College of Business is well poised to be central in building mutually rewarding relationships with industry, non-profits, and government agencies.”

Throughout his career, Dr. Gomez-Arias has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as a dedication to assuring student success.  His experiences, values and vision align with the mission of Stanislaus State.  I am very excited to have Tomas join our team of dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators at Stan State.  His start date is July 1, 2017.

I want to thank the search committee and Dean Faimous Harrison, search chair, for conducting a very thorough, successful search for this important position.

The College of Business Administration and the University are indebted to Dr. David Lindsay, who has served as interim dean.  The college and the university have been well served by his wisdom, his leadership, and his unwavering commitment to students, faculty and staff.  I want to celebrate his term as Interim Dean with a reception in his honor.  I know the campus community will want to thank Dean Lindsay for his exemplary service.  A reception is planned for Wednesday, April 12th from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at FDC 118.  Everyone is welcome.

Finally, please join me in welcoming Dr. Gomez-Arias to Stanislaus State!  We look forward to his arrival in July.

Kimberly Greer, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
California State University, Stanislaus

 

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