Corporate Governance Center News

Corporate Governance Center Named for Former Business Dean Warren Neel

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A UT center with a national reputation for its work in corporate governance has been named for its founder, former business dean C. Warren Neel. The UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the C. Warren Neel Corporate Governance Center during its winter meeting at UT Martin. Neel served as dean of the College of Business Administration for twenty-five years.

Carcello to Become Executive Director of Corporate Governance Center

Joseph V. Carcello, Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in Accounting, will become executive director of the Corporate Governance Center in the College of Business Administration. His appointment is effective September 15. Carcello, the center’s director of research, will replace C. Warren Neel, who has been the center’s executive director since the two co-founded it in 2003.

PwC Sponsors Distinguished Speaker Series at UT Corporate Governance Center

PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), a multinational professional services firm, has committed up to $90,000 for the next three years to support UT’s Corporate Governance Center Distinguished Speaker Series. The series brings experts on various areas of government, accounting, business, and law to the UT campus to present to and interact with undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and community business leaders. The UT Corporate Governance Center is a national leader in conducting and disseminating research on aspects of corporate governance.

Ruby Tuesday Sponsors Corporate Governance Center Speaker Series at UT

Locally based Ruby Tuesday has given a $25,000 gift to sponsor the College of Business Administration’s Corporate Governance Center 2010-2011 Speaker Series at UT Knoxville. The Corporate Governance Center is a national leader in conducting and disseminating research on aspects of corporate governance that have a significant public policy focus, specifically the work of the audit, compensation, and nominating committees.

Sen. Bob Corker to Speak at UT about Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will be on the UT campus to talk to graduate students and industry leaders about the 2008 financial crisis and his involvement in helping draft the Senate’s version of regulatory reform legislation. Corker will present “A Discussion on Financial Regulatory Reform” at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 in the James A. Haslam II Business Building Room 402.

Carcello Honored for Contributions to Accounting Education

UT faculty member Joseph V. Carcello has received the 2010 Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. Carcello is the Ernst & Young Professor in the College of Business Administration’s Department of Accounting and Information Management and the director of research for the Corporate Governance Center at UT Knoxville.

UT’s Carcello Named to PCAOB Inaugural Investor Advisory Group

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has named UT Knoxville Professor Joseph Carcello one of the 19 members of its inaugural Investor Advisory Group. He is the only academic appointed to the board. Carcello is the Ernst & Young Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Management in UT’s College of Business Administration. He also is director of research of UT’s Corporate Governance Center.