News from the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy

Greetings from the Director


As I reflect back to the start of the pandemic, it sometimes feels like a decade ago, and other times it feels like yesterday. Higher education was turned upside down, and the challenges we faced were daunting. However, we persevered, and a lot has been learned during the last 15 months that has significantly enhanced the quality of distance courses and the overall learning environment in higher education. My sincere hope is that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us and we will experience a normal 2021-2022 academic year.

Starting this fall, most of the undergraduate accounting classes will be delivered face-to-face. The MTax and MPA programs will be delivered both face-to-face and online. We believe the delivery of the distance graduate programs is the right path forward and is in line with the mission of the School and the University. Significant resources have been dedicated to ensuring the quality of the distance programs. The delivery format of the distance programs will provide a first-class learning experience for students.

The School’s stakeholders will be engaged in a strategic planning process this fall, with a strategic planning retreat scheduled for December 3. The purpose of this process is to develop a clearly articulated mission and a strategic plan that is a five-year roadmap for the School’s success. The Advisory Council chair, Don Whitmire, is leading the process and working with an external facilitator. The goal is to have a new strategic plan in place before the AACSB accounting team visit in February.

Dr. Mike Truelson is joining the faculty this fall. Dr. Truelson received his PhD from Virginia Tech and is a CPA. He will be teaching accounting systems at the undergraduate level and fraud at the graduate level. As with all our faculty, he brings a diverse background and unique skill set to the program. Dr. Truelson joins a collegial and talented faculty who genuinely care about the success of accounting students and the future of the School.

I hope you enjoy the Bulldog Ledger newsletter. This issue is focused on several exciting initiatives and the people who are making a difference in the School. As always, thank you for your continued support of Mississippi State University and the Adkerson School of Accountancy.

Hail State!

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Dr. Shawn Mauldin
Director, Adkerson School of Accountancy

As I reflect back to the start of the pandemic, it sometimes feels like a decade ago, and other times it feels like yesterday. Higher education was turned upside down, and the challenges we faced were daunting. However, we persevered, and a lot has been learned during the last 15 months that has significantly enhanced the quality of distance courses and the overall learning environment in higher education. My sincere hope is that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us and we will experience a normal 2021-2022 academic year.

Starting this fall, most of the undergraduate accounting classes will be delivered face-to-face. The MTax and MPA programs will be delivered both face-to-face and online. We believe the delivery of the distance graduate programs is the right path forward and is in line with the mission of the School and the University. Significant resources have been dedicated to ensuring the quality of the distance programs. The delivery format of the distance programs will provide a first-class learning experience for students.

The School’s stakeholders will be engaged in a strategic planning process this fall, with a strategic planning retreat scheduled for December 3. The purpose of this process is to develop a clearly articulated mission and a strategic plan that is a five-year roadmap for the School’s success. The Advisory Council chair, Don Whitmire, is leading the process and working with an external facilitator. The goal is to have a new strategic plan in place before the AACSB accounting team visit in February.

Dr. Mike Truelson is joining the faculty this fall. Dr. Truelson received his PhD from Virginia Tech and is a CPA. He will be teaching accounting systems at the undergraduate level and fraud at the graduate level. As with all our faculty, he brings a diverse background and unique skill set to the program. Dr. Truelson joins a collegial and talented faculty who genuinely care about the success of accounting students and the future of the School.

I hope you enjoy the Bulldog Ledger newsletter. This issue is focused on several exciting initiatives and the people who are making a difference in the School. As always, thank you for your continued support of Mississippi State University and the Adkerson School of Accountancy.

Hail State!

director_signature

Dr. Shawn Mauldin
Director, Adkerson School of Accountancy