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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Leslie Oakes Named Accounting Chair


Based on the strong support of the Accounting Department faculty and her outstanding record, the Anderson School of Management is pleased to announce that Dr. Leslie Oakes has agreed to be Chair of the Accounting Department effective June 2, 2014.  Dr. Oakes promoted and helped develop Anderson’s first full semester course in nonprofit accounting and was central in developing a certificate program through the Management Development Center to provide nonprofit management training.

Dr. Oakes has been involved in promoting financial management for New Mexico nonprofits for nearly 15 years. As part of her continuing support for the United Way, she has taught nonprofit management in Albuquerque, Taos, Roswell, and Gallup for the New Mexico Community Loan Fund, and has provided training for individual nonprofits across the state. She serves on several nonprofit finance committees and is currently the head of the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless’ finance committee and a member of their board. She has been published in accounting and management journals in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Congratulations to Leslie!