Mark Alhanati, Business Administration Chair, joined the faculty of Mount St. Mary’s College as an Assistant Professor in 1985. He holds degrees in Accounting and Management from California State University, Northridge and Loyola-Marymount University. Prior to coming to the Mount, he was a faculty member at the National Education Center and El Camino, Santa Monica and West Los Angeles Community Colleges.
At the Mount, Professor Alhanati has shepherded the Accounting Program and sponsored its Accounting Association for the last twenty years. "Our program has an excellent reputation and our graduates are well represented throughout the profession in each of the 'Big 4' public accounting firms, large and small private companies and hold various positions in a number of diverse governmental agencies."
Mark has spent more than a decade as the “Program Director” of our Associate Degree Business Program on our Doheny Campus and now begins a second stint as Business Administration Department Chair, a position he first held ten years earlier. He has taught in the Weekend College Program since its inception 14 years ago and was instrumental in developing its business curriculum. He has served on a number of major faculty committees such as Faculty Policy, Academic Policy, Curriculum, Academic Grievance Chair and others. He has received the award of "Outstanding Business Faculty" more than once and was most recently voted "Outstanding Faculty Advisor" by Mount St. Mary's students.
Professor Alhanati has also had a distinguished business career outside of academia. Before entering the teaching profession, his background included working in large corporation's Cost Accounting, Payroll and Accounts Payable Departments. He also has significant experience as a Tax Practitioner. In addition, he has founded two separate specialized tax consulting firms, the first working with the nation's largest corporations and the second specializing in assisting the growth of small and other franchised business entities through federal, state and local tax incentives. His wife, a Mount alumnae is the C.E.O. of one of those firms.
Mark has recently completed research, published and presented a paper in Ningbo, China on "The Growth and Financing of Small Business" at a conference attended by over 400 business executives and entrepreneurs.
A man inspired by his family values, he and his wife have college and high school aged children, enjoy family vacations together, love all sports, music, gardening and reading.
"My commitment is to help my students acknowledge their potential and provide them with the inspiration and the supporting mechanisms so that each of them are empowered to fulfill their goals and dreams."