Reyes Named Idaho Business and Economics Dean

Tuesday, May 8 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho has appointed Mario Reyes as dean of the College of Business and Economics. He currently is interim dean of the College of Business and Economics. He will officially become dean on May 13, 2012.

"Mario Reyes is a dedicated leader with a long history of service to our university and community," said Doug Baker, provost and executive vice president. "His financial acumen, love for students, and understanding of the state were some of his many fine qualities that convinced us he should lead the College of Business and Economics."

Prior to serving as interim dean, Reyes served as the associate dean of the College of Business and Economics and professor of finance. Reyes has been with the University of Idaho in various capacities since 1985. He has served as interim associate dean for administrative affairs and director of business and economic programs, head of the department of economics, finance, and information systems, and utilities executive course faculty. There will be a national search to fill the associate dean position that Dr. Reyes is leaving.

"I am honored to be named Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho," said Reyes. "I am extremely excited to be working with our outstanding faculty and staff who work enthusiastically to deliver world-class academic and experiential programs to our outstanding students. I look forward to continuing relationships and reconnecting with our alumni and friends."

Over the course of his 36-year career in academics and private industry, Reyes has conducted research, taught, and worked directly with many companies in the areas of valuation, financing, the investment decision, and dividend policy. Reyes is the finance editor of the Journal of Applied Business Research, a member of the editorial review boards of the Journal of Economic and Financial Education and the Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, and has written works published in the Journal of Emerging Markets. He has also served on the the board of directors of the Latah Federal Credit Union, the St. Mary’s Church Finance Committee, and other community organizations in many capacities since 1991.

Reyes earned his bachelor degree from De La Salle in Manila, Philippines, his master degree from the University of New Orleans and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas. He has also consulted for corporations and public utilities since 1995.




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