University of San Diego School of Business Administration Announces New Dean

The University of San Diego today announced the selection of Dr. Jaime Alonso Gómez as Dean of the School of Business Administration. He will begin his new role on Aug. 17.

Dr. Gómez has extensive international experience as a professor, consultant, researcher and board member across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. He served as founding dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE) at Tec de Monterrey campuses in Mexico City, Monterrey, and at the national level for the EGADEs of the Tec de Monterrey System. At this time, EGADE was recognized as one of the top business schools in the world by the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Gómez earned his PhD in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in various capacities at USD for more than 20 years as a visiting faculty member, executive education instructor, co-designer of multiple joint international initiatives, commencement speaker, and board member of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. In 2005, Dr. Gómez was recognized as “Dean of the Year” by the Academy of International Business for his leadership in international education.

“Dr. Gómez has been a highly successful dean, respected by his peers in business schools around the world,” said University of San Diego Vice President and Provost Andrew T. Allen. “His proven skill in managing a complex organization and recognized global leadership in business education will make him a tremendous asset to USD’s School of Business Administration and to our university as a whole.”

Under Dr. Gómez’s entrepreneurial leadership, EGADE launched several innovative programs including the first triple MBA degree in North America and the first Latin American MBA certification program. He has successfully participated in multimillion fundraising campaigns for new buildings and research activities. He also was a founding member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRIME), which champions responsible management education, research and thought leadership on a global scale.

“I look forward with enthusiasm to serving as dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego,” Dr. Gómez said. “We will continue to enhance the quality, value, visibility and reputation of the school. I also look forward to being a part of the thriving San Diego business and civic community and the opportunities it provides.”

“Dr. Gómez is a worthy successor to Dean David Pyke who led our School of Business Administration for more than seven years,” added Provost Allen. Dean Pyke decided to step down earlier this summer and will continue as a professor in the SBA after a year-long sabbatical. Under his leadership, the SBA hired 33 new faculty, received an extension of its The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, achieved significant national rankings, and launched two new Master’s degrees as well as many other accomplishments.

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