Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam met this month with alumni at Ernst & Young at the Miami City Club to update them on the college’s recent achievements as well as to brief them on plans for the new building complex. She also discussed ways that the college’s alumni can get involved. Alumni were impressed to discover that the college’s School of Accounting is the largest in the U.S., as reported by the Wall Street Journal in July 2005. Additionally, the School’s programs stand among the 125 separately-accredited accounting programs in the world out of more than about 1,200 programs and that it ranks in the top 10 percent in that category.
With support from various firms, the college hopes to identify accounting alumni and inform them about the organizational and fundraising programs led by the college and the School of Accounting’s advisory board.