Matt Gilley, Ph.D., an associate professor of management at Oklahoma State University, has been selected as the first holder of the endowed Bill Greehey Chair for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at St. Mary’s University. The chair is housed within the Bill Greehey School of Business, which was named in honor of Greehey’s $25 million gift to the school.
Gilley has been on the faculty of the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State since 1999, and previously was on the faculty of James Madison University’s College of Business. He has been honored for outstanding teaching at OSU with the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award and the Kenneth and Leitner Greiner Teaching Award, and has consulted extensively with government agencies, utility companies and businesses on issues relating to strategy, ethics and corporate social responsibility. The chair is named after Valero Energy Corporation chairman Bill Greehey, a 1960 graduate of the St. Mary’s business school.
“I am excited to have Dr. Gilley joining St. Mary’s as the new Greehey Chair. This position was designed to honor Bill Greehey’s accomplishments by passing on to the next generation of business leaders the positive culture and business ethics that are the foundation of his personal and professional success,” said Keith Russell, Ph.D., dean of the Bill Greehey School of Business.
Gilley holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Arlington and both a master’s of business administration in finance and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Texas. He has worked both with large corporations and as an entrepreneur, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of World Business.
“I am delighted to be joining the outstanding faculty of the Bill Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s. I am grateful for the generosity of Mr. Greehey and the employees of Valero. Because of them, I have been given a tremendous opportunity to make a difference though teaching and research,” Gilley said. “I am also looking forward to developing relationships and partnerships with the San Antonio business community that will benefit both the community and St. Mary’s business students.”
The endowed chair was created to honor Greehey’s 40th anniversary with Valero and was funded by gifts from company employees. The chair stipulates the business school teach one course each semester in business ethics and social responsibility, as well as conduct community outreach programs and publish research papers.
St. Mary’s University is a Catholic and Marianist university fostering the formation of people in faith and educating leaders for the common good through community, academic excellence, and integrated liberal arts and professional education programs. Founded by the Society of Mary in 1852, St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest.