Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Meet the Dean


Ajay Vinzé

Dean of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

On January 1, 2017, Ajay Vinzé joined the University of Missouri as Dean of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business.

In his first year at Mizzou, Dean Vinzé has led a series of initiatives that seek to provide high-quality learning opportunities to students at the undergraduate and graduate level, including launching an online bachelor’s degree program in business administration (BS BA) and two upcoming online master’s degree programs for accountancy and finance. Under his leadership, the college is implementing innovative ways that enhance the student experience, such as Camp Trulaske, a 4-day program preceding the fall semester that introduces incoming freshmen to their peers and builds relationships between the students. Going forward, the Trulaske College of Business will be building critical capacities in high demand areas like analytics, entrepreneurship, innovation and experiential learning.

Dean Vinzé fosters a cross-disciplinary approach to academics that ensures the Trulaske College of Business is partnering with the top talent on campus. He works collaboratively with alumni, the business community and the college’s Strategic Development Board to advance engagement and innovation. Under his leadership, the college is leading the way with innovation in business education.

Before coming to Mizzou, Dean Vinzé spent nearly 20 years in elevating academic and administrative roles at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He was the founder and inaugural director of ASU’s Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology (CABIT), an industry-facing research center, director for the Executive MBA program, and director of ASU’s PhD program in Information Systems. He also served on the faculty at the Mays Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University.

Dean Vinzé is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and maintains an active international agenda. He has taught extensively in the U.S. and internationally and is listed as a visiting professor with universities in Asia, Europe and South America.  

Research Interests

Dean Vinzé’s research is recognized for technology innovation and organizational relevance, including data analytics, emergency preparedness and response, disruptive innovation, economic value of ICT investments, and collaborative computing. His research typically leverages a collaboration with public and private sector organizations. He has been recognized for his research effort through faculty awards at ASU.

Dean Vinzé’s publications have appeared in leading scholarly journals including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Health Affairs and various IEEE and ACM Transactions