Jun 25, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Marianne Ward-Peradoza has been named Dean of The Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University.

Before assuming her role at St. Edward’s on July 1, Ward-Peradoza was previously the Dean of the School of Business and Technology at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and a longtime faculty member and administrator at Loyola University Maryland.

In her role at Marymount, Ward-Peradoza worked in collaboration with enrollment management to increase graduate enrollment by more than 15% and undergraduate enrollment by 5%. In addition, she secured program approval for the school’s doctorate in cybersecurity. She also facilitated the hire of six new full-time faculty members and faculty development and mentoring for more than 30 full-time faculty.

Ward-Peradoza also brings a wealth of experience and leadership from her 17 years at Loyola, where she served in roles such as the associate dean for the Sellinger School of Business and Management and chair of the Department of Economics. As associate dean, she successfully led the university through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reaccreditation process, which has prepared her to lead St. Edward’s current AACSB accreditation process.

She has been actively engaged in the Arlington business community, has a background in global studies, and has a longstanding commitment to global engagement. These experiences have prepared her to contribute greatly to the university’s efforts to increase Austin and global connections. Ward-Peradoza earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s in International Studies/Economics from American University.

Ward-Peradoza assumes leadership from Interim Dean David Altounian, who will return to his role as associate dean. The university is extremely grateful to Altounian for his continued outstanding leadership of the school during the current academic year.