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Michael Clement Inducted into PhD Project's Hall of Fame

Dr. Michael B. Clement, KPMG Faculty Fellow in Accounting Education and Professor of Accounting was announced as one of the 2015 inductees into The PhD Project’s Hall of Fame.

According to Dr. Clement, “The mission of the PhD Project is to encourage underrepresented minorities to get PhD’s in business. We started the project 20 years ago and I have been involved with it since the beginning. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”

Dr. Clement not only sets a high standard for doctoral candidates as director of the Department of Accounting’s Ph.D. program but also mentors many student athletes of color in his role as the University of Texas at Austin’s faculty liaison to the NCAA.

Dr. Jennifer Joe, one of his nominators for The Hall Of Fame, said, "I don't believe that it would be an exaggeration to state that were it not for Michael Clement, there might be not be a PhD Project as we know it today. Even as a student about to graduate, Michael served as a role model to many of us who were at the beginning of our doctoral careers. In his quiet self-deprecating manner he let us know that if he was able to succeed, then the rest of us could."

The PhD Project, a 501(c) (3) organization that the KPMG Foundation founded in 1994, recruits minority professionals from business into doctoral programs in all business disciplines. Since its inception, The PhD Project has been responsible for the increase in the number of minority business professors from 294 to 1,269. Further, 308 minorities are currently enrolled in doctoral programs, and will take a place at the front of the classroom over the next few years. The Project attacks the root cause of minority under-representation in corporate jobs: historically, very few minority college students study business as an entrée to a corporate career. Diversifying the faculty attracts more minorities to study business and better prepares all students to function in a diverse workforce.

Bob George Joins Audit Committee

Bob George has just accepted an invitation to join The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston Institutional Audit Committee. He will serve as an external member of the committee for a three-year term beginning in September. The Committee is an important component of the risk management and internal control infrastructure of UTHealth.

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, UTHealth is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health and includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region.

Congratulations Bob!

Brian Lendecky Awarded MEMBA Professor Award

Brian Lendecky was chosen by to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award for the class of 2015 by the Texas Executive MBA at Mexico City. The internationally-ranked Executive MBA is designed for mid-career professionals and executives who want to stay close to home, but still earn a U.S. MBA. Brian teaches both Financial and Managerial Accounting at the Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Santa Fe.

Congratulations on another faculty award, Brian! 

Gretchen Charrier Chosen for 2014 Faculty Honor Roll

Congratulations to Gretchen Charrier for being chosen for the Fall 2014 Faculty Honor Roll!

The Undergraduate Business Council and BBA Programs Office awards the Faculty Honor Roll to faculty members who performed exceptionally well in the previous semester. Recipients are chosen based on the overall instructor number as well as other evaluation points that are important to students.

Granof Re-Appointed to a Second Term on the GASB

Michael Granof, EY Distinguished Centennial Professor at McCombs, was re-appointed by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) to a second term on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Granof is also currently serving his second term on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), making him the second person to ever serve on both boards concurrently.