Stephanie Ward - 2018 OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERISM AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
From Loretta Sanchez
Stephanie Ward, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing
Ward joined St. Mary’s University in 2004 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Houston and she has never looked back. Being a Rattler is in her blood and she believes it is a privilege to be at St. Mary’s. During her time at St. Mary’s, Ward served eight years as the founder and director of the Greehey Scholars Program, and has been the Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Her love is being in the classroom with students engaging in thoughtful exploration of what it means to pursue a meaningful business career while challenging students to learn more than they thought they could. Being able to help students exceed their potential is what drives her.
Before coming to St. Mary’s, Ward worked in the banking and insurance industries in the accounting and auditing fields before realizing her passion was education. She also taught at the University of Houston, Texas Woman’s University – Houston Campus, and Alvin Community College Prison Program.
When she isn’t at St. Mary’s, Ward can be found out and about on her bicycle, working with her San Antonio nonprofit chapter of Ride for Reading, hanging at her husband’s brewery, or in St. Paul listening to their son, Zach, play his guitar.