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

Dean Vinzé started his tenure at the Trulaske College of Business in January 2017. Since his arrival at Mizzou, he has focused on situating the College among leading business schools nationally and internationally. He has done this by offering innovative programs that are market responsive and delivered both in traditional settings and in online or hybrid formats. Dean Vinzé credits the forward thinking innovations at the Trulaske College of Business to his faculty colleagues – known for their excellence in scholarship – and to an exceptional student body and staff. Under his leadership, the College has launched a significant presence in the eLearning space, offering online graduate degrees in finance and accountancy, as well as an online bachelor’s degree in business administration. The College is now innovating with experiential learning, micro credentialing and stackable certificates. A new Master of Science in business degree program leverages the stackable model and will allow the Trulaske College of Business to truly Lead the Way in Business Education

Dean Vinzé is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and a global citizen, having lived, worked or traveled through more than 70 countries over the past three decades. He maintains an active research agenda, and his work ranges from Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for business problem solving to emergency preparedness and response. Prior to joining the Mizzou family, Dr. Vinzé has served on the business faculty at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.