For the Media

McCoy College of Business
Office of Marketing and Communications

Media Contact

Twister Marquiss

Manager, Marketing and Communications
McCoy College of Business
512.245.2990 office

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Media Requests

Interview Requests

To arrange an interview with Dean Sanjay Ramchander or any faculty or staff member at the McCoy College of Business, please contact Twister Marquiss at the number/email above.

Faculty Experts

McCoy College is the academic home of numerous faculty experts who are pivotal voices and leading researchers in their fields. They are available for interviews and insights on nearly any business-related topic. Contact Twister Marquiss to connect with a faculty expert.

Photo Requests

We can provide headshot photos of faculty or staff, as well as photos of activities or facilities. Contact Twister Marquiss, and please be as specific as possible in your request.

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Our Name

General Usage

Full Name (use on first reference)
McCoy College of Business at Texas State University

Informal Name (use on second reference)
McCoy College

Official Name (use on formal documents)
Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business

Usage Notes

Avoid using "McCoy" as a standalone name or label. To prevent confusion with the McCoy family or McCoy's Building Supply, always refer to the college as the McCoy College of Business or simply McCoy College. Always use "McCoy College dean" or "McCoy College students," etc. — never use "McCoy dean" or "McCoy students."

Exceptions are allowable on social media only where character-limits make the shortened form absolutely necessary.

Key Facts and Figures

Our Numbers *

4,324 Business Majors

2,709 Business Minors

1,718 Pre-Business Students

425 Graduate Students

44,326 Alumni Worldwide

* Numbers last updated in February 2024;  
  next update in fall 2024.

Important Dates

Texas State University founded 
(as Southwest Texas State Normal School).

School of Business Administration established.

Round Rock Campus opened.

School of Business Administration first accredited by AACSB International.

Philanthropists Emmett and Miriam McCoy pledged $20 million to Texas State, school renamed McCoy College of Business Administration, and McCoy College Development Foundation established.

McCoy Hall opened as new home of the McCoy College of Business.

Department of Accounting earned additional accreditation by AACSB.

McCoy College Student Success Center opened.

Leadership Snapshot


Dr. Sanjay Ramchander 
Dean and Darren Casey Endowed Professor

Associate Deans and Assistant Dean

Dr. Phil Davis
Associate Dean, Faculty Success and Research 
Dr. Diego Vacaflores 
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs 
Dr. David Wierschem 
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Seth Frei
Assistant Dean, Program Assessment and Global Engagement

McCoy College Foundation

TBD — Search in Progress 
Executive Director

Academic Departments

Dr. Sam Lee 
Interim Chair, Department of Information Systems and Analytics 
Dr. Haiyong Liu 
Chair, Department of Finance and Economics 
Dr. William McDowell 
Chair, Department of Management 
Dr. Mina Pizzini 
Chair, Department of Accounting 
Dr. Anna Turri 
Chair, Department of Marketing

Academic Advising

Bethany Mellum 
Director, CenturyLink Academic Advising Center

Graduate Programs

Laurie Brown
and Dr. Kasey Martin
Master of Accountancy (MAcy) 
Dr. Janet Payne 
M.S. in Quantitative Finance and Economics (MSQFE) 
Dr. Jaymeen Shah 
M.S. in Data Analytics and Information Systems (MSDAIS) 
Dr. Diego Vacaflores 
Associate Dean and Interim Coordinator, MBA Program 
Dr. Gail Zank 
M.S. in Marketing Research and Analysis (MSMRA)
Dr. Peiqin Zhang
and Dr. Kasey Martin
M.S. in Accounting and Information Technology (MSAIT)

Student Success Center

Dr. Terrance McClain
Director, McCoy College Student Success Center

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Level

  • B.B.A. in Accounting
  • B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems (CIS)
  • B.B.A. and B.A. in Economics
  • B.B.A. in Finance
  • B.B.A. in Management
  • B.B.A. in Marketing

Graduate Level

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Cohort Option
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Flex Option
  • Master of Accountancy (MAcy)
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Information Technology (MSAIT)
  • Master of Science in Data Analytic and Information Systems (MSDAIS)
  • Master of Science in Marketing Research and Analysis (MSMRA)
  • Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Economics (MSQFE)

Marketing and Communications

McCoy Hall 532
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666