Wake Forest’s Calloway School names new director of graduate studies
July 31, 2006
Yvonne Hinson, PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellow and associate professor of accounting in Wake Forest University’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, has been named director of the Calloway School’s Master of Science in accountancy program.
Hinson succeeds Terry Baker, PricewaterhouseCoopers Associate Professor of Accounting, who has served as the program’s director since the fall of 1999. Baker is leaving the post after seven years to devote more time to his research, which focuses on executive compensation and quality of financial reporting.
Hinson came to Wake Forest in 1997. In 2001, she was one of the primary organizers of the Forsyth Working Families Partnership, a Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in which Calloway School students, among other volunteers, provide free income tax-filing assistance to qualifying low-income families and individuals in Forsyth County.
“Yvonne Hinson is a high-energy, high-passion faculty member,” said Jack Wilkerson, dean of the Calloway School. “I have no doubt that she will bring her typical energy and passion to this new role, which bodes extremely well for the future of our Master of Science in accountancy program.”
Baker’s accomplishments as director of graduate studies include increased enrollment and more graduate applicants from colleges and universities other than Wake Forest. During Baker’s tenure, the Calloway School and the Babcock Graduate School of Management launched a joint degree program which combines the Master of Science in accountancy and Master of Business Administration degrees.
“Demand is high from prospective students for positions in the Master of Science in accountancy program, as well as from accounting firms and financial institutions for our graduates,” Wilkerson said. “This success is due in no small measure to the work of Terry Baker. I cannot say enough about what he has done for this program.”
Graduates of the Calloway School’s Master of Science in accountancy program rank first in the nation for their performance on the 2004 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, the most recent scores available from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).