In April, Sandra Shelton was the recipient of the newly created KPMG/Neil Casson Endowed Professorship. This new endowed fund will provide ongoing support for Shelton, who was previously recognized as the KPMG Alumni Distinguished Professor.
As a doctoral student, Shelton was one of the first recipients of the KPMG Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin. Since then, almost 300 scholarships for minority doctoral candidates have been awarded.
Shelton serves as a member of the planning committee for The PhD Project, which the KPMG Foundation co-founded in 1994 to address the under-representation of minorities on the faculties of U.S. business schools. As the KMPG Professor at DePaul – one of more than 40 such distinguished professorships provided by the foundation nationally over the last four decades – she’ll continue her teaching, research and service, most notably in the school’s newly-established internal audit education program. The program is one of only 15 nationwide that have earned the Comprehensive Internal Auditing Education Program designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
There will be a reception in the fall to acknowledge her professorship and the gift on campus. More details to follow.