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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Instant gratification

Narayan Janakiraman, a UTA assistant professor of marketing, was quoted in an editorial by Gary Picariello in The American Genius about our culture of instant gratification and last-minute deals. Picariello quoted Janakiraman’s 2011 study “The Psychology of Decisions to Abandon Waits for Service,” which pointed out that the need for instant gratification is not new, but our expectation of what constitutes “instant” has become faster, and as a result, our patience is thinner.

UTA alum hails college

UTA alumnus Oscar Rodriguez volunteered at Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College to share his experiences with seniors and encourage them to apply to a university, the Dallas Independent School District website reported. Rodriguez shared his own story of how he was able to complete a bachelor of business administration in operations management from UTA and a master’s of science in online learning from Texas A&M Commerce. He was the first in his family to complete both high school and college.

UTA grad appointed CEO

UTA alumnus Todd Birch has been appointed CEO of Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the Wisconsin Rapid Tribune, WSAU – 550 AM and WIFC 99.5 FM (Wausaw, Wis.) reported. Birch comes to Wisconsin Rapids from Marshalltown, Iowa, where he is currently the chief operating officer of Marshalltown Medical Center and Surgical Center. He holds a master’s in science in healthcare administration from UTA. 

Executive vice president named

UTA alumnus Patrick Pacheco has joined Cadence Bank as executive vice president and trust executive, Houston Business Journal reported. Pacheco most recently served as managing director and wealth strategies advisor at U.S. Trust and earlier held a similar position at JP Morgan.