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December 14, 2018

Kristin Wentzel Named Chair of the Accounting Department

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Kristin Wentzel, a 1990 graduate of La Salle, was named Chair of Accounting as of Fall 2018. Dr. Wentzel earned her MBA at Villanova and Ph.D. at Temple.

Kristin joined the department in 2000 and received tenure and promotion in 2006. The DeAngelis Award recipient’s research focuses on managerial accounting topics, service learning, and pedagogy. Kristin coordinates our signature freshmen experience, BUS 100, Business Perspectives. This intensive 4-credit course immerses all first-year business students in key business functions while teams research and develop business plans which are presented to alumni judges in a “shark tank” event called Bankers Day. Dr. Wentzel is bringing important initiatives to the department including:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of our curriculum to refresh our courses and better prepare students for the CPA exam and for work in the field of accounting
  • Forming an accounting advisory board
  • Targeting growth of the 4 Year-BS/MBA Program.

Kristin’s collaborative leadership approach has energized the accounting faculty and I am excited to partner with her.

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