Fisher School of Accounting 2020-21

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Executive Summary

About the Fisher School of Accounting

The Fisher School is committed to providing global thought leadership by developing future professional and academic leaders through graduate education programs, creating influential research, and engaging with the global professional community.

The School provides a detailed focus on the complex skill of accounting. As one of the nation’s few freestanding accounting schools, students in the program experience a curriculum dedicated to growth in an intricate field. As a professional school in a top 5 public research university, the School is committed to scholarly research, teaching, and service to advance knowledge and prepare future leaders for business, professional, and academic careers.

From the Director's Desk

As I write this message, I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Students have returned to campus for full-capacity, face-to-face classes. Faculty and staff are excited to be interacting in person. There is truly excitement in the air. The fall semester saw the return of the many activities loved by all. We survived and prospered in the last year because of the tremendous resilience of our students, faculty, and staff. And the support of our alumni and friends has provided us with the financial resources to obtain state-of-the-art technology for use by our students and faculty.

We continue to move forward in the important area of accounting data analytics. We have hired two accounting analytics faculty members in the last two years. We’ve added a graduate analytics course to the accounting curriculum. Warrington created an undergraduate business analytics course that all College undergraduates will complete. We are developing a Master of Accounting concentration in accounting analytics that will complement the existing concentrations in auditing and taxation. In short, we are engaged in continuous improvement to make sure our graduates are the best in the world.

Despite the challenges of the last year, I have much good news to report. Our students and faculty continue to make us proud with significant awards and recognition. The Fisher School undergraduate and graduate programs continue their high national rankings. Achieving high rankings is not our goal. Rather, we believe these high rankings simply reflect the quality of everything we do at Fisher, Warrington, and UF.

The contents of this report contain only a sampling of our activities over the last year. Please visit our website often to keep up with Fisher news and learn even more about our students, faculty, and programs.

Sincerely,

Gary McGill
Director, Fisher School of Accounting
Senior Associate Dean, Warrington College of Business
Director, Hough Graduate School of Business

Gary McGill

Our Shared Purpose

The Fisher School serves business and accounting professionals and educators through innovative and high-quality teaching and research with a focus on providing the education necessary for successful careers in leadership positions. The School promotes the understanding and practice of accounting and business through its research, teaching and service.

Our Shared Values

  • The achievement of continuous improvement
  • Knowledge enhancement through high-quality research, which is broadly defined to include discovering new knowledge, integrating and applying that knowledge, and communicating it to others
  • High-quality, innovative and relevant professional and doctoral education
  • Broad faculty and staff involvement in the full range of mission related activities by recognizing and utilizing the unique skills and contributions of individual faculty and staff members
  • The sentiments and advice of the faculty are important to faculty governance
  • Academic excellence in all actions undertaken to fulfill our mission
  • An environment of collegiality and mutual respect
  • Active participation and support by our alumni and friends for our programs
  • Outreach to the business and professional community

Measures of Success

  • Overall recognition of the Fisher School brand
  • High level and improving placement in appropriate media rankings of accounting programs
  • Consistent ranking among the top ten public university accounting programs
  • Consistent ranking in the top half among the accounting programs of a set of defined peer schools
  • External recognition of the high quality and diversity of our students, faculty and staff
  • General satisfaction of stakeholders including students, faculty, administration, supporters, parents, recruiters and others
  • Alignment of resources and mission, objectives and activities
  • Adequacy and quality of physical and intellectual resources
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Faculty

Setting the standard

Fisher faculty members are leaders in the profession. They’re producing ground breaking research and continuing to mold students who are the future of accounting.

Bright flowers outside of Gerson Hall
In the last five years, 16 current faculty members published 54 articles in peer-reviewed journals

Fisher faculty members have been published in these journals:

  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • Accounting, Organizations and Society
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Review of Accounting Studies
  • Issues in Accounting Education
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
  • The Journal of the American Taxation Association
  • National Tax Journal
  • Management Science
  • and 15 other journals
  • Bobby Carnes (Pennsylvania State University Ph.D.), Christopher Falk and Paul Madsen (Emory University Ph.D.) won a PwC INQuires grant.
  • Paul Madsen (Emory University Ph.D.) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Madsen also joined the editorial board at Horizons and won the TAR Outstanding Reviewer Award.
  • W. Robert Knechel (University of North Carolina Ph.D.) was awarded the rare title of Distinguished Professor. Only 63 faculty members at UF hold this title.
  • Lisa Hinson (University of Georgia Ph.D.) received the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Excellence in Reviewing Award.
  • Marcus Kirk (Emory University Ph.D.) was voted the Outstanding Faculty Award winner by the graduating Executive MBA cohort.
  • Gary McGill (Texas Tech University Ph.D.) was named Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business. He will continue to serve as Director of the Fisher School of Accounting.

Welcome New Faculty

The Fisher School is excited to welcome Ivy Munoko (Rutgers University Ph.D.) and Dan Rimkus (University of Texas at Austin Ph.D.) as new faculty members this fall.

Ivy Munoko

Ivy Munoko

Dan Rimkus

Dan Rimkus

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Students

Best of the best

Fisher students are some of the brightest in the world. They stand out by earning scholarships, completing impressive internships and receiving respected awards.

Students walking on sidewalks around Gerson Hall

Student Profile


  • African American (4%)
  • White (58%)
  • Asian (11%)
  • Hispanic (21%)
  • Other (6%)
  • Female (54%)
  • Male (46%)

Total students:

573
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Engagement

Building for the future

Staying engaged with the Fisher School is an important part of the alumni experience. There are many ways alumni can help the Fisher School continue to move forward.

Steve Knopik, Fisher School and UF Beta Alpha Psi alumnus and Chairman & CEO of Bealls speaks at a TEDx event

Fisher 45 Legacy Challenge

The Fisher 45 Legacy Challenge is both a celebration of 40 years of the Fisher School of Accounting and a lasting tribute to the School’s bright future. During this five-year challenge, we are asking our alumni and friends to consider making an estate commitment to benefit the Fisher School of Accounting. We currently have 37 documented estate gifts and are aiming to bring that number to 45, representing the number of years since our School was founded.

For more information, contact:

Alison Law
Senior Director of Development
Warrington College of Business
352-392-0381
Email Alison

$100,000+

  • William J. & Catherine T. Goodrum
  • KPMG Foundation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Alfred C. Warrington IV (d) & Judy Warrington
$50,000–$99,999

  • Henry H. & Peggy B. Miyares
$25,000–$49,999

  • Thomas R. & Dayna W. Arnold
  • J. Michael & Mary Anne Cook
  • Deloitte Foundation
  • Ernst & Young Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Inc.
  • David P. & Josephine Nichols
  • Steven K. Rainey & Daphne A. Cook
  • James B. & Sandra M. Wadsworth
$10,000–$24,999

  • Scott L. & Sara M. Adams
  • Gerard A. & Nancy L. Arsenault
  • Andrew L. & Mrs. Joetta L. Asher
  • Anthony D. & Carla Beckman
  • Jeremy B. & Stephanie A. Blank
  • Brad & Alexandra M. Bond
  • Ruth Camp Campbell Fdtn.
  • Joseph F. & Theresa A. Cannella
  • Donald & Carole Chaiken Foundation
  • Carole Chaiken (d)
  • Donald Chaiken
  • Robert E. & Sharon Z. Chevalier
  • Jason R. & Susan G. Connery
  • Robert C. & Marilyn D. Ellyson
  • Archie D. Fagot
  • Tammi L. Lowe
  • Rodrigo J. & Leslie A. Melendez
  • Becky B. Moore & W. David Ellrich, Jr.
  • Lori G. & Kevin S. Nissen
  • Donald M. Oates (d) & Pamela S. Oates
  • Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund
  • RSM US Foundation
  • Michael A. & Debra P. Seelig
  • Robert Tache
  • Aaron S. & Mrs. Carly D. Topol
  • Dave R. & Kristi K. Wagley
  • YourCause for PricewaterhouseCoopers
$5,000–$9,999

  • Daniel J. & Candice E. Amat
  • David & Sharon Apseloff
  • Justin B. & Lindsey Avery
  • Julie K. Blocker
  • Edward & Ilene M. Blum
  • The Bond Foundation, Inc.
  • Martin Chernoff
  • Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Janet Chive
  • Thomas A. & Wendi R. Christensen
  • Crowe LLP
  • Jonathan J. & Sheila H. Davies
  • Kevin Michael & Sandra M. Davis
  • Gary L. French
  • Dr. Irvin Gleim (d) & Darlene Gleim
  • Colleen T. & Jeffrey C. Harrison
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Jeffrey C. & Karen C. Jones
  • Joseenrique Martinez
  • Bert T. & Carmen S. Mills
  • Steven E. Morrison
  • Jason R. & Sabrina M. Natt
  • Solon F. O’Neal, Jr.
  • Michael P. & Shari M. Quackenbush
  • Nick J. & Melanie G. Reader
  • Charles W. & Sylvia E. Uhrig
  • United Way Worldwide
  • James H. Vogt
  • Christopher L. & Mrs. Yeniley L. Winfrey
  • Jacob C. & Holly L. Wise
$1,000–$4,999

  • Geoffrey T. & Mrs. Mirjam Ball
  • Brian K. Barkley & Nancy Phillimore
  • Diane M. Barrett
  • Barry N. & Arlene J. Berlin
  • Kent N. & Alexa Berry
  • Stephen M. & Melissa L. Bunch
  • Scott C. & Christine C. Cerutti
  • Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc.
  • Douglas L. & Melanie S. Cooper
  • Paul A. & Denise Demick
  • Sarah A. & Paul J. Du Wors
  • Nicole C. & Matthew S. Ekendahl
  • Asim & Yasmeen S. Fareeduddin
  • Daniel J. & Vanessa F. Felgner
  • Frederick E. Fisher
  • Miguel A. & Kristin R. Fonseca
  • Jeffrey H. & Tamera M. Foster
  • Glenn N. & Bonnie S. Geffner
  • Sheryll A. Goedert
  • Edward M. & Mrs. Yaeko S. Hanna
  • R. Thomas Harrell
  • Kevin Herzberg
  • Neal A. & Cheryl D. Hochberg
  • James T. & Ulrike B. Houston
  • Kyle P. & Mrs. Shannon B. Howry
  • Richard S. & Hilary H. Ingham
  • Adrienne R. & Ryan M. Israel
  • Nathan T. Jerkins & Hsuany Shan
  • Kelly L. Johnson
  • Gregory D. & Mary S. Kirby
  • Benjamin L. Klein & Jehana Zell
  • Michael L. & Kimberly L. Kohner
  • Daniel W. & Mrs. Jean A. Koivu
  • Bruce D. & Elizabeth C. Landrum
  • Jeannette M. Leighton
  • Howard A. & Mrs. Melany G. Levenson
  • Li Liu
  • Dennis M. & Diane Y. MacInnes
  • Deborah P. & Andrew J. Mason
  • Tyler A. Medley
  • Judith M. Mercier
  • Richard J. & Mrs. Honor C. Mills
  • Rebecca L. & Paul J. Noris
  • Richard A. Pashkin
  • Ketan D. & Mrs. Minal K. Patel
  • Michael C. & Kerri Percent
  • Omer Qaiser
  • Richard C. Reinhart
  • Sean M. & Maureen D. Richards
  • Michael E. & Michele R. Safra
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  • Scott H. & Michele B. Shapiro
  • Paul H. & Jennifer M. Silverglate
  • Richard H. & Patricia M. Simonet
  • Steven B. & Lauren P. Skor
  • Andrew Slaton
  • David A. & Mrs. Radostina T. Smalling
  • Dean G. Sorrentino
  • Julie Haney & Robert S. Sullivan
  • Nicole Talbert
  • Lara Thrush-Long & Brian T. Long
  • Adam J. Traub
  • Emily T. & Wake Warthen
  • R. Todd & Sharon F. Wilson
$500–$999

  • Ann C. & Francisco J. Alsina
  • Lisa Q. Archibald
  • Peter H. Bell
  • Cecilia E. Billingsley
  • Joseramon Carrasco
  • Steven G. & Susan D. Christovich
  • Kenneth G. Cochran
  • Antonio & Stephanie S. Correa
  • Katie Craig
  • William E. & Bette L. Crown
  • Kelly R. & Meredith B. Dee
  • Diana L. & Melvin Delgado
  • Matthew K. & Mrs. Morgan M. Dembinski
  • Kelly M. & John W. England
  • Kurt A. & Christina F. Ewoldt
  • Brandon P. & Samantha Farmand
  • Joshua A. & Maryjo Lauterio-Fein
  • Karen B. & David L. Fortune
  • Holly L. Gershow & Daniel W. Singer
  • Hugh A. & Margaret H. Gower
  • Ashley L. Graham
  • Jason J. & Megan Hakerem
  • Christopher W. Hazelwood
  • John A. & Margaret L. Hubner
  • Kay C. & Roger A. Ingley
  • Lisa R. & C. F. Johnson III
  • Barbara A. & Nathan M. Laird
  • Lou Ann Lanier
  • Zachary M. & Cynthia W. Leder
  • Lisa Lettenmaier
  • David N. & Astrid Loving
  • Thomas J. & Kari C. Mainelli
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Michael K. & Donna C. Metzler
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
  • Ira R. & Karen V. Nassi
  • NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc.
  • North American Communities Foundation
  • Kathleen O’Shea-Rowland, C.P.A., C.M.A. & Robert A. Rowland
  • Chip Schilb
  • Keith S. & Tricia M. Shotzberger
  • Jack Sinuk
  • Brenton W. & Julie M. Maxwell-Steiner
  • Joshua D. & Sarah P. Traband
  • David W. & Sarah M. Uslan
  • Mark D. & Tina M. Veil
  • Paul T. Wilcher
$100–$499

  • Steven M. Adams
  • Brandon Adler
  • Brandon E. Adler
  • Mrs. Ansley B. & Brian J. Alderson
  • Daniel P. & Angela M. Armstrong
  • Jennifer L. & S. Scott Armstrong
  • Peter C. & Cecilia V. Armstrong
  • Michael D. Ball
  • Richard P. Bernard
  • Laura P. & Timothy M. Bever
  • Matthew S. Boyle & Gretchen G. Woods
  • Dustin J. Breck
  • Michelle K. & Jeffrey D. Butt
  • Edward N. & Carolyn A. Calhoun
  • Amy L. & Samuel A. Cavanaugh
  • Monica M. Cerra
  • Teresa B. & Khe V. Chau
  • Paul B. & Faye T. Cohen
  • Lisa A. & J. Boyd Commander
  • John C. & Gwen L. Connery
  • Crevest Ventures III, LP
  • Alexander J. & Melissa A. Crozier
  • Danielle A. D’Urso
  • Barbara L. & Kevin E. Dembinski
  • Deborah S. Douglas
  • Derek D. & Michelle Drayer
  • Sherry L. Duncan
  • Michael F. Eisner
  • Jude M. Elengical
  • Debra A. & Kevin P. English
  • Scott Fischer
  • Lance K. & Mrs. Jerelyn S. Ford
  • Crystal L. & Mitch Freeman
  • Kevin P. & Tara A. Gannon
  • Michael S. George
  • Jo & Jeffry I. Gillman
  • Lillian H. Gilmore
  • David F. Glass
  • Michael W. & Mary K. Glick
  • David A. & Jennifer L. Glinter
  • Eric L. & Tricia Golomb
  • Solomon E. Gonite
  • Cheryl L. & Scott E. Gordon
  • Robert V. Grieb
  • Bettina F. & Jorge Guerra
  • Steven P. & Nurit N. Haft
  • Lawrence A. Hamilton
  • Adam G. Harpool
  • Jonathan W. Hauser
  • Geoffrey & Karen Heekin
  • Kristin M. Herce
  • David S. & Rose Hernandez
  • Wesley R. Hitchcock
  • Jim J. & Lynn M. Hoctor
  • Sophia A. Hodge
  • David C. & Mrs. Mendie B. Hogan
  • Robert D. & Mary D. Hunt
  • Jonathon B. Irving
  • ITW Foundation
  • Marc H. & Wendy S. Jacobowitz
  • T. Michael & Melissa L. Janney
  • Philip B. Jones
  • Mark J. & Mandy L. Joyce
  • Elizabeth H. & Briant L. Keen
  • Phyllis K. Kessler & Rick O. Helbing
  • Samuel H. & Sandra J. Koltun
  • Lyle B. & Mrs. Ryanne Kotler
  • Linda K. Krull
  • Michael L. & Linda S. Lang
  • Daniel A. Levine & Lauren B. Bronfman
  • Steven C. Lewis & Patricia C. Hoag
  • Zijun Liu
  • Thomas E. Long
  • Donald A. MacInnes (d)
  • Susan W. & Jeffrey L. Mapen
  • John S. Matteson
  • Emili P. Mellor
  • Adam E. Mendelsohn
  • Joelen K. & Robert G. Merkel
  • Benjamin T. Meyer
  • Eric S. Meyer
  • Erin M. Meyer
  • Michael K. & Tina M. Meyer
  • Suzanne R. & Geoffrey B. Miller
  • Hugo G. & Lisa D. Morales
  • Linda L. & Mark A. Mustico
  • Douglas C. & Lauren A. Neal
  • Thomas E. Nordmann (d) & Arca R. Nordmann
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • J. Stephen & Jeanne C. Nouss
  • Thomas E. Oatmeyer
  • Andrew K. Olson
  • John G. & Georgia W. Parks
  • Joseph A. & Sharon G. Patchett
  • Michael R. Patrone
  • PepsiCo
  • John A. & Martina M. Phillips
  • Scott K. Phillips
  • Robert A. & June Pita
  • Donald G. Powell & Annette Mills
  • Gary J. & Frances A. Previts
  • Mrs. Ashley C. Quintal Schwab
  • Jill M. Ramirez
  • Mrs. Jean L. Reiner
  • Lily T. Reinhart
  • Carla Roche
  • Mary A. Rosenberg
  • Kelly A. Rosica
  • Stefan A. & Mrs. Glennys O. Rubin
  • Steve & Amanda L. Saft
  • Renee M. Salony
  • Natalie B. & Michael D. Sands
  • David J. & Elsa H. Schack
  • Thomas M. Schenck
  • Nancy S. & Scott Schermerhorn
  • Alexandra Schiffer
  • Casie M. Schiffman
  • Ryan P. Schipfer
  • Mitchell S. & Mrs. Pei-Lan L. Schoenberg
  • Scott P. Schwartz
  • Dianne C. & Eric J. Shangold
  • Benjamin I. Shorstein
  • Dara M. Simon
  • Lucy W. & David L. Skelton
  • Tonya L. & Marshall L. Slaton
  • Dennis M. & Angela R. Smith
  • Brad A. & Lauren B. Sokol
  • Mrs. Sherianne E. Spagnolo
  • Jeffrey A. & Debra N. Steinberg
  • Justin M. Stone
  • Mary R. & Mark D. Stouffer
  • Alan L. Swartz
  • Mark A. & Maureen W. Szymanski
  • Angelus Tam
  • Christine Tierney, CFA
  • Mark E. Timmes & Lorrie Miller
  • David T. Topping
  • Fiona Newport Toth
  • Ana M. & Michael B. Vidal
  • Nicole K. & Johan Villegas
  • Stephen H. Vogel
  • Davis Waldorff
  • Sara B. & Seth D. Watson
  • Adam K. & Sara S. White
  • Danielle M. & Wesley L. Whitworth
  • Eric J. & Julie W. Wild
  • Blair A. William & Anna Maria R. Royer
  • Karen A. & Charles B. Wilson
  • Paula L. & Eric J. Wilson
  • James D. Wright
  • Morris C. & Mrs. Ivonne G. Wycoff
  • Min E. Yang
  • David A. & Jackie P. Young
  • YourCause, LLC Trustee / NextEra Energy
  • Thomas E. & Colleen M. Zei
  • Xiao L. Zhao
$1–$99

  • Shelley & Noel D. Addy
  • Brian L. Angstadt
  • David S. & Judith I. Appel
  • Ann E. Baker
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Courtney T. Barber
  • Scott & Carolyn A. Barton
  • Benjamin A. Bell
  • Bergen County United Way
  • Kristen E. Brand & Eric E. Page
  • Zachary A. Brown
  • Teresa C. & Nick Cantore
  • Terrence P. & Janelle L. Carnahan
  • Mary C. & Hendrick Cloete
  • Edward S. Cohen & Priscilla D. Nelson
  • Lt. Col. James G. & Irene M. Collins
  • Tracy L. & Richard M. Conrad
  • Nathan D. Drake
  • Alan S. & Barbara Ehrlich
  • Dawn C. & Keith Ennis
  • Steve & Elizabeth A. Erickson
  • Nancy P. & Edward R. Fennell II
  • William M. & Donna K. Fleming
  • Brian H. & Laura A. Fowler
  • Frank T. & Martha S. Frye
  • Patricia E. Garcia-Linares
  • Patty Garcia-Linares
  • Alan S. Geer
  • John L. & Linda L. George
  • P. Jeffrey Goldstein
  • Patricia L. Green & Bill Gerrard
  • Stuart A. & Catherine J. Green
  • Steven T. & Jennifer R. Gross
  • Aitang Guan
  • Cynthia C. & Thomas E. Hack
  • Jack T. Hahne
  • Edward Halsey
  • Eduardo J. Hernandez
  • Caryl L. Hippler Johnson & Ralph L. Johnson, Jr.
  • Matthew J. Hood
  • Samuel M. Howell
  • David F. Howle
  • Jennifer M. Hurley
  • Mrs. Debbie-Anne M. Hyde
  • Walter A. Idlette III
  • Stuart G. & Valerie L. Kahn
  • Ronald M. Kaplan
  • Jordan B. Kauffman
  • Maria Kavouklis
  • Barbara L. Keiger
  • Hunter Kennedy
  • Samuel D. Khoury
  • Shane D. Kirchoffer
  • David S. & Sharon F. Kornblum
  • David A. Kraslow
  • Bonnie M. & Jeffery S. Krone
  • G. Russ Lambing
  • Coman C. & Mrs. Mirtala Leonard
  • Jingwen Lin
  • Therese Markowitz
  • Hilen A. & Veronica A. Martin
  • John W. & Susan Martin
  • Tennie B. Martin
  • Kimberly A. McGlothlin
  • Laurian M. & Dennis J. McKenzie
  • Mrs. Amrita S. & Bryan McRae
  • Ellen B. Milchman
  • Benjamin E. & Alison C. Monagan
  • Denise Monroe
  • Charles E. & Danielle A. Morera
  • Sherrie C. Mueller
  • Theodore J. Muraskin
  • Karen W. & Stephen L. Myrick
  • New York Life Foundation
  • S. Jack & Mrs. Tracy D. Palmer
  • Andrew S. & Claudia Parker
  • Michael A. & Alma J. Pascual
  • Laurence M. & Stacey Pfeffer
  • Maj. Roger C. Pierce, USAF Ret. & Diann V. Dimitri
  • Roger A. & Jennifer Pollak
  • Julie A. & Arthur Poole
  • Angela M. Price
  • Norangeli C. Ramirez Marrero
  • Samantha L. Reisman
  • Bryan E. & Kristen Reyes
  • Gregory J. & Karen Ritter
  • Julia S. Rodriguez
  • Monica G. & Mark A. Roncskevitz
  • Dana G. & Michael S. Rosenberg
  • Mary K. & Edward A. San Juan
  • Christopher M. & Rhonda K. Schaeffer
  • Randy E. & Sylvia F. Settle
  • Peisha Shen
  • John E. & Laura L. Slogar
  • Donald J. & Lana M. Smyrk
  • Michelle P. & John R. Sullivan, Jr.
  • Paul T. & Laura M. Swygert
  • Jennifer & Donald M. Taylor
  • Nathan Telaraja
  • Howard W. & Sharon Thibaut
  • Carly J. Thurston
  • Robert L. & Jane M. Traylor
  • Mrs. Jean A. & John S. Tsagaris
  • Richard M. Tubbs & Shari Piekarski
  • Brian C. & Cindy Tyler
  • Jessica C. Vico
  • Arimentha R. Walkins
  • Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
  • Terrance & Amie E. Wilson
  • YourCause LLC Trustee for New York Life
  • Michael R. & Elizabeth Zern
  • Shengxiong Zhang
Endowments

  • E. Lovelle Ahrano Scholarship
  • Sharon & David Apseloff Accounting Scholarship Fund
  • Gerard & Nancy Arsenault Family Master’s of Accounting Scholarship
  • Gina Babicz Memorial Fellowship
  • Batson-Siegel Accounting Scholarship
  • Blank Family Endowment
  • Joseph F. & Theresa A. Cannella Family Master’s in Accounting
  • Scholarship
  • J. Michael Cook / Deloitte Professorship Fund
  • Bob Crouch Family Accounting Excellence Fund
  • William E. Crown, Jr. Fellowship
  • Joy McCann Culverhouse Excellence in Accounting Fund
  • Richard E. Darby Accounting Scholarship
  • Kevin Michael & Sandra Mann Davis Family Scholarship
  • William E. Davis Family Fellowship in Accounting
  • Deloitte Partners Professorship Endowment
  • Duggan, Joiner & Co. Accounting Endowment
  • J. Roy Duggan Professorship
  • Ernst & Young Endowment
  • Ernst & Young Excellence Fund
  • Ernst & Young Professorship of Accounting
  • Frederick E. Fisher Accounting Fund
  • Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair
  • Fisher School of Accounting Enhancement Fund
  • Fisher School of Accounting Commemorative Gallery Fund
  • Fisher School of Accounting Director’s Excellence Fund
  • Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Student of the Year Award
  • Gerson Hall Excellence Support Fund
  • Gerson, Preston and Co. CPA Fellowship
  • Grant Thornton Faculty Fellowship
  • KPMG Professorship in Accounting
  • Jack Kramer Professorship
  • Robert N. Lowe, Jr. Family Accounting Scholarship
  • Joseph Lumia Memorial Fellowship
  • Andy & Debbie Mason Accounting Fund
  • Roddy & Leslie Melendez Student Excellence Fund
  • Joelen K. and Robert G. Merkel Endowment
  • Joelen K. & Robert G. Merkel Master’s in Accounting Scholarship
  • Endowment
  • Don Miller 5th Year Accounting Scholarship
  • Ralph W. Miller Scholarship
  • Becky B Moore Faculty Fund
  • Randall L. Parks Endowment
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellowship in Accounting
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Professorship in Accounting
  • Luciano Prida, Sr. Term Professorship
  • Leland M. Reiner Memorial Scholarship
  • The Bond Foundation, Inc. Endowment
  • Thibault Family Endowment
  • Aaron and Carly Topol Accounting Scholarship Endowment
  • Jim & Sandy Wadsworth Scholarship Endowment
  • Mark & Karen Wolfson Family Endowment
  • James W Wynns Accounting Excellence Fund
Deferred Gifts

  • David & Sharon Apseloff
  • Gerry & Nancy Arsenault
  • Drew Asher
  • Marion Averett
  • Susan & Philip Bennett
  • Bernie Berkman
  • W Thomas Brooks
  • John Bumgarner
  • Martin Chernoff
  • J Michael Cook
  • Henry Daniels
  • Jeff Davidson
  • K. Michael Davis
  • Timothy Deckert
  • Steve Demar
  • A Ross Evans
  • Jimmy Fischer
  • Fred Fisher
  • Gary French
  • Jack Guistwhite
  • Ryan & Julia Kittner
  • Chip Lane
  • Debbie & Andy Mason
  • Andrew McGhin Jr
  • Joelen Merkel
  • Becky Moore
  • Steve Rainey
  • Barbara Jean Raskin
  • Davis Rembert
  • Gary Resetar
  • Greg Rosica
  • Jay Rossin
  • Jerome Schine
  • Dr. John Simmons
  • Doug Thompson
  • Charlie Uhrig
  • Alfred Warrington
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Academics

Cultivating Talent

Fisher students learn at one of the best programs in the country. Their classroom experiences helps them become instant impact employees after graduation, and their extracurricular activities develop the soft skills that help them stand out.

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Fisher continues to stand strong in rankings

The Fisher School’s undergraduate program was named No. 6 among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Colleges” edition.

Overall, the Fisher School was ranked the No. 11 program in the U.S., as it was on the 2018, 2019 and 2020 “Best Colleges” list from U.S. News & World Report. The Fisher School also continues to be the No. 1 ranked undergraduate accounting program in the state of Florida by U.S. News & World Report.

Degrees Conferred in 2020-21


Undergraduate

  • Fall (22)
  • Spring (86)
  • Summer (3)

Total undergraduate degrees:

111

Graduate

  • Fall (1)
  • Spring (67)
  • Summer (2)

Total graduate degrees:

70
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Alumni

Representing The Gator Nation

Fisher alumni are doing impressive things around the world. They’re starting companies, earning promotions and continuing to represent Fisher in all they do.

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  • John Haven (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000) recently began as the new Vice President for the Business and Financial Services Division at the University of West Georgia.
  • Victoria Liu (BSAc ’19, MAcc ’19) is Founder and CEO of Byppo Technologies. Byppo, Gainesville’s innovative local food service platform, is partnering with Aramark, a global leader of acclaimed services in food, facilities, and uniforms, to bring a revolutionary campus dining experience to the University of Florida.
  • Lara Long (BSAc 1993, MAcc 1993) is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at AGCO Corporation. She was recently appointed to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic and technical issues, project priorities and other matters that affect standard setting.
  • Evan Morgan (BSAc 1982) is principal at the Kaufman Rossin accounting firm in Miami. He’s focused his 35 year career on income tax and compliance services for businesses, including construction, manufacturing, health care, real estate, technology and professional service firms.
  • Lillian Mills (BSAc 1980, MAcc 1981) was named dean of the University of Texas – Austin McCombs School of Business. Mills is the first woman to serve as permanent dean of McCombs in the school’s nearly 100-year history. She previously held the role of interim dean since April 2020.
  • Desiree Noisette (BSAc 2004) is the founder and president of Mermosa, a wine company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mermosa is Florida’s first Black, woman-owned wine brand.
  • Corinne Turcotte (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2011) has been named Partner at James Moore & Company. Turcotte, CPA, has been a member of the firm for nearly ten years. She focuses on nonprofit organizations, addressing their taxation issues and providing audit, assurance, and accounting and controllership services.
  • Kris Wiebeck (BSAcc 2006, MAcc 2006) is chief strategy officer for Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP) Group, an independent insurance and risk management advisory and distribution firm in Tampa, serving more than 600,000 clients across the country and internationally.