RICHARDSON, Texas (June 28, 2005) — John M. Roeder, a retired certified public accountant and member of the boards of directors of several publicly held corporations, has been named the first director in residence at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management’s Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance (IECG).
As IECG’s director in residence, Roeder, who spent more than 30 years with the firm of Arthur Andersen, much of it at the executive level, will advise the institute in such areas as research topics and program structure. He also will give lectures to classes at the school, advise the institute on its organizational structure, assist it in fundraising and help it benchmark its programs and structure against other corporate governance organizations nationwide.
Roeder said he was looking forward to working with the faculty, staff, students, alumni and corporate partners of the UTD School of Management.
“With the myriad changes that have come about in corporate governance, it is a great opportunity to be involved with the institute that is leading the way in creating opportunities for excellence in the business community,” he said. “The leadership at the UTD School of Management has shown initiative by pioneering this program, which will ultimately better the business community at large.”
IECG Executive Director Dr. Constantine Konstans said the institute was “fortunate to have someone of John Roeder’s expertise and stature” serve as its first director in residence.
“We look forward to his input as well as his evaluation and guidance in IECG’s activities,” Konstans said.
UTD School of Management Dean Dr. Hasan Pirkul added, “In the current business environment, the practical experience that John Roeder can offer will be an invaluable asset to IECG as it determines the best ways to serve its constituents.”
The term of Roeder’s appointment is one year.
IECG conducts research and presents programs that are focused on enhancing the abilities of corporate directors, senior officers and institutional investors to protect and promote stakeholders’ interests in an effective and ethical manner. IECG’s director of research is Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan, a UTD professor of accounting and information management.
The institute presents a series of “Compliance and Beyond” programs that focus on ways expenditures for regulatory compliance can be used to enhance corporate governance systems of publicly traded companies and, at the same time, create value for the shareholders and other stakeholders.
For more information on IECG and its upcoming activities, visit som.utdallas.edu/iecg or call 972-883-6345.
About the UTD School of Management
Based on publications in the top 22 business journals spanning all areas of business, The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management faculty ranks 37 th in research productivity among business school faculties nationwide, and U.S. News and World Report ranks the school’s Cohort MBA program among the top 64 full-time MBA programs in the nation and among the top 35 at public colleges and universities. The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment that has doubled over the last eight years to more than 4,400 students. The school’s new 204,000-square-foot building features classrooms with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, wireless connectivity, video-conferencing facilities, a computer lab, faculty offices, meeting rooms and an executive education center.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.