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UO Business: The Magazine, Summer 2017

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L UNDQU I S T C OL L E GE OF BUS I NE S S 5 C O L L E G E THE DESIGNATION INSTANTLY SETS THE PROGRAM APART. T he University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business elevated the Department of Accounting to a School of Accounting on July 1, 2017. The name change serves to better align the accounting program with peer institutions. Scott Coltrane, former provost and senior vice president, announced the approval, noting that "the Department of Accounting is home to UO faculty members who stand apart among peers across the country in their teaching and research excellence." "The School of Accounting designation instantly sets the program apart and creates a brand awareness of professionalism," Sarah E. Nutter, the Edward Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business said. "This distinction has positive benefits for students, faculty, and alumni, and it creates an opportunity for additional scholarships, faculty support, and programs at the intersection of research and practice." Currently, the United States has 43 schools of accountancy or accounting. This change puts the UO alongside comparator institutions, including the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and University of Southern California. "The University of Oregon accounting department has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence," added Angela Davis, Jack O. Rickli Professor of Business and director of the School of Accounting. "My colleagues and I are honored by this recognition." Accounting is already a separate undergraduate major and degree at the Lundquist College of Business. The college undergoes separate accreditation for its accounting and business programs, placing the UO among only 1.9 percent of universities accredited in both disciplines by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. THE SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING L EF T T O R I GH T: R I CH A R D W. L I NDHOL M D I S T I NGU I SHED S CHOL A R I N TA X AT I ON R YA N W I L S ON , A S S I S TA N T P R OF E S S OR OF A C C OUN T I NG D A NE CHR I S T ENSEN , A ND A S S OC I AT E P R OF E S S OR OF A C C OUN T I NG K Y L E P E T ER S ON

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