Southwest Airlines CEO Tells MPA Grads What it Takes to be a Leader
In his commencement speech for the Masters of Professional Accounting ceremony May 20, Gary Kelly, BBA ’77, chairman, president and CEO of Southwest Airlines, described five characteristics he believes leaders must exhibit:
1. Leaders must care. “Leadership is about people. Period. Great leadership is about inspiring people, serving people, caring for people, caring about people. You have to tell them you care.” More.
Letter from Former Chair Urton Anderson
As Accounting Department Chair, I was charged with helping to ensure that the accounting program retained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The University of Texas McCombs School of Business is one of the only 5% of business schools worldwide that has achieved AACSB accreditation. Of these 607 schools, only 175 accounting programs are accredited. More.
Fred Phillips Honored With Prestigious National Teaching Award
Fred Phillips, Ph.D. ’96, was honored with Canada’s annual 3M National Teaching Fellowship in February. Sponsored by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada, the fellowship honors Canadian university professors who exhibit “the highest ideals of teaching excellence and scholarship,” according to the award’s website. More.