The meeting will begin at 12 noon, in Room 156 of the DSU Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus at 1526 Medical Center Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public.
A native of St. George and Dixie College alum, Wells graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah and is a licensed professional engineer. After working for several years as a consulting engineer, he returned to school and earned an MBA, specializing in finance, at the University of Arizona in 2002, and completed his Ph.D. in Finance at Utah in 2008.
Wells spent one year as a visiting lecturer at the University of New Mexico, teaching banking and finance before returning to Dixie State, where he is currently a tenured full professor of finance serves as the Udvar-Hazy School of Business Department Chair. His research interests are in corporate finance, corporate tax and debt, and online pedagogical methods.
The President’s Colleagues of Dixie State University, established more than 20 years ago by former DSU President Dr. Douglas Alder, is a group of retired professors and other professionals who live mostly in the St. George and Washington County area. Dr. Alder, who also started an Honors Program at DSU, organized the Colleagues as a way to increase academic activities on campus.
The Colleagues meet together once a month during the academic year to hear presentations from each other and/or invited guests. The next Colleagues meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2014, with a presentation on technology and educational research by retired Utah State University professor Dr. David Merrill.