Dale Flesher, associate dean at the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi, received the 2011 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.
The award recognizes full-time college accounting professors who excel as educators and who have achieved national prominence in the accounting profession.
Flesher successfully moved the AICPA library, a history of the accounting profession containing thousands of books, pamphlets and periodicals, from New York to the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi.
Flesher became a CPA in 1969 and worked as a staff accountant in public practice and in industry during the 1960s. He began teaching at Appalachian State University in North Carolina before becoming a faculty member at Ole Miss in 1977.
He was a member of the AICPA’s Governing Council from 2005 to 2008; the AICPA Foundation Board from 2002 to 2005; and numerous AICPA committees. He is currently a member of the AICPA 125th Anniversary Advisory Committee.
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