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Jesse H. Jones Professor Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Pitre, distinguished professor of accounting in the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, for receiving the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA). It is classified in the medium College/University category and is funded by the TXCPA Accounting Education Foundation.

"This prestigious award funded by the TXCPA Accounting Education Foundation recognizes one the best TSU's teachers and scholars, Dr. Richard Pitre, who demonstrates excellence in teaching and has distinguished himself through active and valuable services to the accounting profession in general, and the CPA community in particular," said Dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business Dr. David Yen.

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants is the largest, most influential association of accounting and finance professionals in Texas, dedicated to supporting, promoting and protecting the value of the CPA designation. Since 1915, members have counted on the organization for various professional resources and updates on critical professional issues. TXCPA advances the accounting profession in Texas from influencing policy and regulation to shaping the perception of CPAs across the state.

"I am honored to receive this award. It is validation that if we do not grow weary in doing good, we will be rewarded," said Dr. Richard Pitre. "In spite of obstacles, we must persevere because in the end, 'None shall stand but the Pure in Heart.'"

With 49 years of teaching experience and 36 years of experience as a Small Business CPA Practitioner, Pitre has served as a University administrator at TSU in roles including associate provost for Academic Affairs, dean of The Graduate School, director of the Honors Program and director of the eLearning Program. During his time as the director of the eLearning program, he formally instituted the online educational program at the University and served as one of the authorized providers of the required Ethics Course for Texas Certified Public Accountants for over twelve years.

Pitre is a member of the Board of Directors of The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, a trustee of the Education Foundation of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and a former member of the Medical Ethics Board of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

He has served on several committees for these organizations. Additionally, he has served as the program chair for the AICPA Summer Faculty Seminar and regional vice president of the American Accounting Association's accounting programs leadership group.

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Last updated: 08/04/2021