Mario Enzler case: St. Thomas professor shares his findings

The accounting professor mentioned he and his colleagues started investigating former college of business dean Mario Enzler as a result of they knew one thing was off.

HOUSTON — We’ve discovered extra about what led to the sudden resignation of the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business dean.

The college on Wednesday confirmed they accepted Mario Enzler’s resignation on Friday, however didn’t give a cause.

We spoke to one of many professors who first raised questions on Enzler’s resume and expertise. Dr. John Simms mentioned he and his colleagues suspected one thing was off as quickly as Enzler was employed in 2020.

“Each one of us has 10-30 years of professional experience. We know what right and wrong is,” Simms mentioned. “A number of people felt something was very desperately wrong.”

The accounting professor nonetheless can’t imagine what they found once they began digging.

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Simms mentioned the Italian college the place Enzler supposedly earned a doctorate doesn’t even provide PhDs. The school he listed for his bachelor’s diploma is definitely a highschool. Simms mentioned the knowledge their detective work uncovered was taken to St. Thomas directors.

“It’s important to go public because nothing was getting done internally. This is the last result and it’s not a pleasure to have to do this,” Simms mentioned. “Our very existence as a business school is based on our credibility.”

Mario Enzler additionally boasts of a powerful historical past with the Catholic Church,  which he documented in his e book “I Served a Saint.” We discovered a video of him talking in Charlotte about his time within the Swiss Guard, serving Pope John Paul the second.

“I had the pleasure also to meet another St. Mother Theresa,” Enzler mentioned. 

KHOU 11 is making an attempt to confirm these claims. 

Enzler’s references embody three cardinals, together with Cardinal DiNardo with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, together with an archbishop and a bishop. 

Enzler’s earlier employer, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. despatched a press release: 

“I can confirm that Mario Enzler was hired based on his experience in the finance industry for the position of assistant professor of practice. He was employed by our University from August 2016 through August 2020.”

Initially, on Wednesday, St. Thomas wouldn’t say why Enzler stepped down and launched a short assertion after the Houston Chronicle first reported the story:

“On Friday afternoon, the University of St. Thomas received and accepted Mario Enzler’s resignation. Our focus is now on the future of the Cameron School of Business and serving our students through this transition period.”

Thursday, the college despatched KHOU 11 a press release saying why Enzler resigned:

“Over current days, there was a lot consideration surrounding the resignation of the dean of the Cameron School of Business, Mario Enzler.

“Serious questions surrounding his management and credentials have been formally raised over the summer season by the school, and a radical evaluate was carried out. The University was unable to verify his credentials, at which level Mario Enzler was given each alternative to verify these credentials himself. He didn’t sufficiently affirm them, and he selected to resign.

“We are also reviewing the hiring process, and that review will be completed in a prompt and orderly way. Right now is a time to focus on healing our community and on the future direction of the Cameron School of Business. This is an opportunity to fix any problems that may come to light with the process and to chart a bright new future for the business school.”

We have reached out to Enzler to listen to his facet of the story, however have but to listen to again.

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