VERMILLION, S.D. – The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota announced new leadership for their graduate business programs, effective Monday, July 3. Tyler Custis has been named the MBA faculty coordinator and Marcie Sariol has been named the MPA faculty coordinator. In these roles, Custis and Sariol are responsible for the academic direction of the graduate programs and will collaborate with faculty and business school leadership to distinguish these programs.
Tyler Custis, J.D., joined the University of South Dakota faculty in 2013 and serves as a full time lecturer in the Beacom School of Business. Custis teaches Survey of Business, Legal Environment of Business, and Business and Its Environment and was previously an adjunct professor of Sport Management and Business Law.
Marcie Sariol, Ph.D., joined the Beacom School of Business faculty in 2016 as an assistant professor of strategic management. Her research interests consist of organizational behavior in which she explores workplace incivility and cultural influences as well as strategic management in which she explores the influence of powerful CEOs on corporate decision-making as well as the phenomenon of celebrity CEOs.
“We are delighted to have Tyler and Marcie accept these coordinator roles and share their innovative ideas to strengthen and grow the MBA and MPA programs,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the Beacom School of Business. “I am confident that under their leadership, our graduate programs will continue to achieve growth both in size and reputation.”
The Beacom School of Business MBA and MPA programs continue to receive top rankings by prestigious agencies such as U.S. News & World Report, OnlineU, The Princeton Review and GetEducated.com.