Accounting Program Enriched by Expert William Treacy
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Dan Edelman, department head and professor of accounting, William Treacy and Bob Brown, vice president for business and administration.
By Kim Williams
Commerce, TEXAS—The Texas A&M University-Commerce accounting department hosted Mr. William Treacy of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) March 27, 2012 at the A&M-Commerce campus in Dallas. He shared his expertise while discussing the various roles of the TSBPA with the business ethics for accountants class.
Treacy has been the executive director of the TSBPA for more than 20 years, is active in the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and served as chairman of the United States International Qualifications Appraisal Board.
“In the post Enron era, Texas leads the nation in ethics education. Mr. Treacy also led the students through a beneficial ethical exercise which enhanced their ethical reasoning skills,” said Dr. Dan Edelman, department head and professor of accounting. “He maintains a very active schedule, and this was the first visit to A&M-Commerce. Unquestionably, Mr. Treacy’s presentation greatly benefited the students.”
Throughout his presentation, students obtained valuable insight to obtain and maintain the highly respected CPA license. He stressed how the public relies on the integrity of the CPA profession and what happens when the trust is breached. Students asked a variety of questions and enjoyed the interaction with Treacy.
For more information about Mr. William Treacy’s visit or the accounting program, contact Dr. Dan Edelman at Daniel.Edelman@tamuc.edu or 903-886-5657.