Dear ASHE Members,
The voting for president-elect has closed.  We want to congratulate Dr. Salvador Contreras on becoming President-Elect of ASHE! We also want to thank Dr. Mary Lopez for running on this year’s ballot. Thank you both for your dedication and commitment, and to all the members who participated in this year’s election. 

We look forward to Dr. Salvador Contreras’ leadership!

With best regards,

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes
ASHE President

Salvador Contreras

Salvador Contreras is Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs as the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Salvador’s research is in the intersection of financial intermediation and society. His current work explores financial frictions and their effect on entrepreneurship, income mobility, and access to financial markets. His research appears in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Service Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, Small Business Economics, and Journal of Regional Science. In addition, he writes on a variety of topics related to the US-Mexico border region. Salvador is an active member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists, currently serving as chair of the Scholarship & Awards Committee. Salvador holds a PhD in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

For more information about him please visit this link.