Southern Utah University
Mary Pearson

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University has tapped Mary Pearson to serve as dean of the School of Business. She has been serving as interim dean.

Prior to that role, Pearson was the interim associate dean and has been teaching in the accounting department for 18 years. She has also taught for the last eight years at two of SUU’s partner schools in Austria.

In addition to being a professor, Pearson has her own accounting firm where she works as a certified public accountant with more than 250 clients across the United States.

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“Mary has a very aggressive agenda of expanding the School of Business' entrepreneurship efforts, implementing a strong data analytics element into the curriculum and elevating the national profile of the school,” Provost Brad Cook said in a statement. “We are delighted to have Mary in this new position.”

In addition to teaching, Pearson has been actively involved in the community and serves as chairwoman of the Cedar City Planning and Zoning Commission.

A portion of Pearson’s responsibilities will include overseeing each program in the School of Business — accounting, economics, finance, hotel resort and hospitality, management, marketing, military science, master of accountancy and master of business administration degrees.