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Dean Lillian Mills Receives Outstanding Accounting Educator AwardWe are thrilled to announce that Dean Lillian Mills, leader of The McCombs School of Business, has been honored with the highly coveted 2023 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the American Accounting Association. This prestigious recognition underscores her remarkable contributions to the field of accounting and her exceptional dedication to educating future accounting professionals.
Sells Award Winners
Three McCombs MPA Students Recognized with Elijah Watt Sells Award!Texas McCombs is incredibly proud of the three exceptional students from the Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) Program who were honored with the prestigious 2022 Elijah Watt Sells Award. Congrats to Danielle Beaulieu (tMPA ‘21), John Gerling (iMPA ‘22) and Wilson Wu (tMPA ‘22)!
MPA Students Named Postgraduate Technical Assistants at FASBJosh Costo (MPA ’22) and Lindsey Hoyer (MPA ’22) were recently appointed as FASB Postgraduate Technical Assistants (PTAs). We’re proud of Lindsey and Josh and look forward to seeing how they use their accounting knowledge and their PTA experience to change the world!
New Faculty Member
New Faculty Member: DERRICK BONYUETDerrick Bonyuet is a clinical assistant professor of accounting in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches accounting to graduate and undergraduate students.
STEPHEN SMITH promoted to Associate Professor of InstructionStepehen has two main goals for the MPA program: increase student diversity and develop a stronger MPA community. He recently received the James Deitrick Outstanding Faculty Award, voted by MPA Students.Congratulations on your promotion, Stephen!
NEW MPA DIRECTOR: KRISTINA ZVINAKISOn September 1, 2021, the Master in Professional Accounting program welcomed its new Program Director, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Department Chair Kristina Zvinakis. She has been at McCombs for 15 years and is also the Department's Assistant Chair and teaches Tax Research and Corporate Tax. The Department would like to give a huge thank you to Steve Smith for his leadership of the MPA program.
AICPA RECOGNIZES 2020 ELIJAH WATT SELLS AWARD WINNERSThe AICPA recently named the 89 recipients of the 2020 Elijah Watt Sells Award, and Texas McCombs is proud to announce that the MPA program has three winners: Brenton Novit (now employed at Deloitte in Austin, TX), Diana Luong (now employed at EY in Houston, TX), and Sarabeth Sandweiss (now employed at EY in Houston, TX). Congratulations to Brenton, Diana, and Sarabeth. What an accomplishment!
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST FACULTY MEMBER, UROOJ KHAN!The Department of Accounting would like to welcome our newest faculty member, Urooj Kahn! He joined the Department in spring 2021 and is teaching Financial Statement Analysis. Urooj's research interests include capital markets and disclosure with a special interest in financial institutions, and he received his PhD and MBA from University of Washington.
LILLIAN MILLS NAMED DEAN OF THE McCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESSLillian Mills has been named the next permanent dean of the McCombs School of Business. She has served in this role as interim dean since April 2020, and after a competitive national search, Dean Mills’ experience and commitment to our communities set her apart. Dean Mills is the first woman permanent dean at the McCombs School of Business. Congratulations, Lil!