CCU's Dr. William Mesa Promoted to Associate Professor of Accounting and Management

In an effort to further strengthen its School of Business and Leadership, Colorado Christian University has announced the promotion of Dr. William B. Mesa to the position of Associate Professor of Accounting and Management. The announcement was made by Dr. Cherri Parks, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

"Bill Mesa is a well-respected member of the academic community," Parks said. "He maintains the balance of the logical mind of an accountant, yet asks the deep questions of a philosopher." His promotion will take effect July 1, 2007.

As a member of the CCU faculty since 2004, Dr. Mesa has made his presence known through involvement with students at all levels in the School of Business and Leadership and also through mentoring students outside of the classroom.

"Dr. Mesa is an outstanding teacher and a deep thinker," commented CCU President Bill Armstrong. "His promotion to Associate Professor reflects the esteem accorded to him by CCU faculty and students."

Mesa brings to the University a background rich in education, world experience, academic presentation, and publication. He received both his B.A. (1990) and M.A. (1992) in Accountancy from New Mexico State University and his Doctor of Management degree from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs.

His interest in international academics and leadership has been reflected through faculty posts and involvement with various institutions in Asia. Dr. Mesa has served as a guest lecturer and foreign expert in organizational strategy for such entities as Chongqing University and Sichuan Institute of Management and Economics. He also has provided guidance and instruction on Chinese culture and economics to CCU students while conducting seminars in the People's Republic of China.

Dr. Mesa's dedication to professional excellence is reflected through his many scholarly publications, including several reviews in The Journal of Consumer Marketing. Through his experience as a financial analyst and strategist, his training as a Certified Public Accountant, and his membership in the American Accounting Association, he also brings practical experience and knowledge to his position at CCU.

Dr. Mesa remains involved in the community as a percussionist for the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra and is also active in the Mile High Fencing Club, Sun Do Sul Martial Arts, and the "Dead Prophets Society" -- a discussion group of faith and culture. Growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he enjoys many outdoor pursuits such as backpacking, bicycling, and fishing.