The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management prides itself on being made up of a diverse range of professionals from across the graduate business education and corporate landscapes. Our Board of Trustees is no exception, with representatives from each of our 21 member schools as well as alumni and leaders from some of our corporate partner companies.
We are thrilled to welcome as one of the most recent additions to our board, Rodrigo Malta, who serves as managing director of MBA marketing, recruitment and admissions for The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
Originally from Brazil, Malta immigrated to the United States during high school. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in management from Missouri State University in 2000 and his MBA from McCombs in 2007. Prior to earning his MBA and after, Rodrigo worked for Fortune 100 companies in internal audit and marketing in the telecom and technology industries.
In 2008 — the same year he became a U.S. citizen — Malta joined McCombs as the associate director of MBA admissions and lead diversity recruiter for the full-time MBA program. A champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, he is passionate about building a collaborative work environment where individuals can be their authentic selves. He lives in Austin with his husband and two dogs.
If you didn’t have to work, how would you spend your time?
I do love my job, but if I did not have to work, I would spend more time with my family and volunteer more often at our local dog shelter.
How do you start your day every morning?
Well, I hit the “snooze” button quite often. But once up, I usually take our dogs out in the backyard and get my daily double espresso ready. If time allows, I go for a run in the neighborhood prior to logging in to work.
What is your favorite thing about the work that you do?
Being able to contribute to the positive impact our educational institutions have on our students and society. I also love our colleagues at UT-Austin and other schools.
When it comes to food, what is your guilty pleasure?
Oh my, can I list more than one? I love chocolate, chips and custard. Well, tacos and margaritas are a given.