SAU College of Business Welcomes New Dean

Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Maritza Espina, Dean of the SAU College of Business
Credit submitted / St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University's College of Business has a new leader. This month, Dr. Maritza Espina began her new job as dean of the college in Davenport, where about 900 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled.

Espina grew up in Puerto Rico and has 16 years experience in teaching, management research, publications, and service.

She says sustainability is increasingly important in business, along with entrepreneurship. And she will teach students they don't have to own a company to be an entrepreneur.

Espina is also the new leader of the St. Ambrose Center for Professional Development. Before moving to the Quad Cities, she served as dean of a business school in Puerto Rico.

She's the editor of a new book coming out next month (august) entitled, "Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship." It's part of a Johns Hopkins University series.