IWU Business professor awarded highest honor by Indiana CPA Society

Indiana Wesleyan University Associate Professor of Business Kent Williams, CPA, has been selected by the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) to receive the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. The accolade has been presented annually since 1971 and recognizes individuals who have contributed an exceptional amount of service to INCPAS and the accounting profession. The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member.

Williams formally accepted the award at the 2017 CPA Celebration in Indianapolis on May 12. He has been an active member with INCPAS since 2005. He has chaired the Ethics Committee, Finance Committee, Officer Nominating Committee and Leadership Succession Committee. His committee service culminated with five years on the INCPAS Board of Directors. During his year as chair in 2015, he helped lead two of the Society’s biggest milestones: the establishment of the CPA Center of Excellence® as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and the celebration of the Society’s centennial anniversary. For his efforts and innovations in education with the accounting program and creation of an entrepreneurship major at IWU, he received the INCPAS Outstanding Educator Award in 2016.

“We are so proud of Dr. Williams for his service to the CPA Society and our students,” said Dr. Doug Daugherty, interim dean, School of Social Behavioral Sciences and Business. “It’s recognition of Dr. Williams’ undeniable passion for the accounting profession and lifelong learning, and we are honored to have high caliber professors like him in the DeVoe Division of Business.”

Williams has been a full-time faculty member in the DeVoe Division of Business since 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 1984 and completed his MBA in 2002 at Ball State University.


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