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B&E accounting professor appointed to WV Board of Accountancy

Dr. Richard Riley, the Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, has made accolades. He is a certified public accountant (CPA), a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). In 2014, he was named West Virginia Educator of the Year by the West Virginia Society of CPAs.

Now, he has one more to add to the list. He was recently appointed to serve on the West Virginia Board of Accountancy by Governor Jim Justice for a term ending June 30, 2019.
“The State Board of Accountancy promotes quality products and services among CPAs in West Virginia. There are various rules and responsibilities that CPAs take on when they become licensed by the state,” Riley said. “So, our job is to evaluate those rules and responsibilities from time to time to make sure that they are currently applicable. And anytime that there is a potential concern by a client about how they're being handled by their CPA and they form a complaint with the board, we investigate those as well to determine if there’s been any infraction of the responsibilities of the CPAs that would violate the terms and conditions of their licenses.”

2017 B&E Commencement


B&E’s commencement ceremony was held on May 13 at the  West Virginia University Coliseum, where 512 students walked the stage to be handed their diplomas. 

Graduates Gabrielle Schwind, Shannon Roth, and Zachary Hillis talk about what graduation means to them.

Donald E. Panoz has started astoundingly successful companies all over the world, but his success started in West Virginia in 1961 when he and U.S. Army buddy Milan “Mike” Puskar co-founded what would become globally recognized Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

West Virginia Business Hall of Fame partners with West Virginia Chamber to present annual Business Summit kickoff event

The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the West Virginia Business Summit at The Greenbrier, officials announced today (May 8). The Hall of Fame event will be held on the evening of August 29 at the world-renowned resort, with the 2017 business summit commencing the following day.

“We are so pleased to partner with the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame to present this prestigious event,” said Stephen G. Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber, host of the West Virginia Business Summit and Annual Meeting. “For nearly two decades, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored individuals with a strong West Virginia connection who have made significant contributions to business. This event will be an exciting start to the Business Summit this and every year.”

B&E YPN awards initial Launch Scholarships to MBA and marketing students

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics established the B&E Young Professional Network in 2014 to engage young alumni. And today, those young alums are giving back through the establishment and initial award of the YPN Launch Scholarship.

B&E YPN is made up of 134 dedicated young alumni under the age of 45 who support the college’s philanthropic efforts through meaningful contributions which, over time, will create a legacy for the future of B&E.

B&E celebrates 50th anniversary of economics Ph.D. program

WVU’s College of Business and Economics recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the economics Ph.D. program with a two-day event in Morgantown. The April 21-22 event included a variety of events that saw attendees from across the U.S. and around the world.

“This was a terrific event that included program alumni from all over the world,” said Dr. Cliff Hawley, economics chair at B&E. “Jorge Guillen came from Peru, Javed Younas came from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and former professor Ron Balvers came from Canada. Chronologically and geographically, there was a wide spectrum of attendees.”