Joseph A. Silvoso, CPA, PhD, the AICPA's 1986 Outstanding Educator, died on February 5, 1998. He founded the School of Accountancy at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1975—the first such school at a major state university-and thereafter was known as the "father of the schools of accountancy movement." Silvoso helped establish the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, which created the FSA Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit in his honor.
Silvoso also made time for volunteer work, serving on the AICPA board of directors and as president of the American Accounting Association. His many other honors include the Distinguished Service Award of the Missouri Society of CPAs and Beta Alpha Psi Accountant of the Year in 1977.
Before he began his academic career, Silvoso was national director of education at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche).