Rolando Sanchez

Sanchez, Rolando
Title: Faculty|Economics, Business
Department: Social Sciences
Office: Pecan Hall 102T
Phone: 210-486-4116 Ext: 64416

About Rolando Sanchez

Institute:  Business & Entrepreneurship

Education:  

M.A.|Economics|University of Texas at San Antonio

M.B.A.|Business|Universityof Incarnate Word

M.A.|Education|University of Incarnate Word

B.A.|Economics|University of Ilinois-Chicago

Preference:

All students.

Experience:

I have served as a Board Member and the Secretary of the San Antonio Business and Economic Society. Other affiliations include the World Affairs Council – San Antonio, the Free Trade Alliance, and the Friends of Fulbright-San Antonio Chapter. I have been able to use my work and academic experiences to travel abroad to try to make an impact as an educator and engage with foreign citizens and businesses to see how they handle their own economic issues.

Bio:

Hello, my name is Rolando Sanchez. Here's a little bit about me: My academic background includes a B.A. in Economics at the University of Illinois – Chicago, an M.A. in Economics from The University of Texas – San Antonio, plus an M.B.A. and M.A. in Education from the University of the Incarnate Word.  Professional background has been built around his attraction to the field of economics. Upon graduation with my undergraduate degree, this led to my first job out of college as a commodities broker in downtown Chicago. I have been following the markets since the early 1990's. I am a tenured member of the Economics faculty at Northwest Vista College. I have served as a Board Member and the Secretary of the San Antonio Business and Economic Society. Other affiliations include the World Affairs Council – San Antonio, the Free Trade Alliance, and the Friends of Fulbright-San Antonio Chapter. I have been able to use my work and academic experiences to travel abroad to try to make an impact as an educator and engage with foreign citizens and businesses to see how they handle their own economic issues. In 2011, I was selected to be part of the T.E.A.C.H. group (sponsored by the Bilateral-U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce) that traveled to Bahrain and Qatar for two weeks in order to raise awareness, understanding, and cooperation between educators in the United States and the Middle East. During 2013, as part of UIW’s Women’s Global Connection volunteer mission, I participated in a two-week immersion and research trip to provide economics and business practice workshops in Chimbote and Lima, Peru for female entrepreneurs. I was invited as a guest lecturer at The Hague University for the 2014 fall semester. There, I  taught a course that I created called “Understanding the Rise of China." In 2015, I spent a month in Havana, Cuba exploring the possibility of making the country’s entrepreneurial spirit the topic of my graduate studies. I consider myself to be a global citizen with proud Chicago roots who happens to live in San Antonio at the moment. I passionately support all Chicago sports teams.