Attendees at reception for Director of School of Accounting Sharon Lassar
The College of Business Administration and the hard-working committee that conducted a national search were delighted when Sharon Lassar accepted the position as director of the School of Accounting. She, in turn, was pleased recently by a reception that Deloitte, and Carlos Sabater, Deloitte South Florida and Puerto Rico’s managing partner and chair of the School of Accounting’s Advisory Board, hosted for her.
On October 10, 2007, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., about sixty people gathered at the Miami City Club, where Sabater welcomed the attendees, Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam introduced Lassar, and Lassar spoke. The guest list included accountants, advisory board members, other business partners, and faculty and staff from the college.
Event demonstrates continuing support for the school.
“I’m very grateful for the support our business partners provide us, of which this was another example.”
—Sharon Lassar, director, School of Accounting
“This was a wonderful way to introduce me to South Florida, and I’m very grateful for the support our business partners provide us, of which this was another example,” Lassar said.
Sharon Lassar addresses representatives of area accounting firms and the college at reception in her honor.
Held at the Miami City Club, the event gave people the chance to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to socialize with friends and colleagues in the accounting community in which “everyone knows everyone,” according to Mireya Fonseca Bender, assistant director, external relations and resource development in the college.
“It was nice for our faculty members to mingle with the School of Accounting’s Alumni Affinity Group’s founders and members of the school’s Advisory Board,” said Lassar, who also invited members of two boards on which she serves: the American Woman’s Society of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA), Broward Chapter. “It was also pleasant for me to get a chance to visit with alumni and others who are affiliated with the school.”
Lassar became the director of the School of Accounting in August, 2007. A CPA, she earned her PhD at the University of Southern California; her Master of Taxation at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts; and her Bachelor’s in Accounting from West Virginia University. She is an award-winning researcher and serves on many committees to benefit the profession. Recently Commissioner Thomas Regalado appointed her to the audit advisory committee for the City of Miami.
Sharon Lassar: http://business.fiu.edu/Spotlights/faculty_experts.cfm?FlagDirectory=Display&User=2192623
School of Accounting: Ledger, the school’s annual magazine at http://business.fiu.edu/newsletters/soa_ledger.cfm.