Preparing Accounting Professionals to Shape the Global Business Environment.
The school is named after Dr. Charles W.Lamden, who was the driving force in the founding of SDSU's College of Business Administration
in 1955 and served as the college's first dean from 1955 to 1965. The school was the
first accounting program in California and one of the first in the U.S. to gain accreditation
from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 1982.
Our vision is to promote an educational environment worthy of students’ and the accounting
profession’s trust through:
Rigorous and engaging academic programs that enable students to acquire theoretical
and practical knowledge in the global field of accounting
Core values of the accounting profession—ethics, technical competence, communication,
and global perspective—embedded throughout our academic programs to provide the foundation
for our students to positively affect the dynamic business environment
Research and interactions with the business community that benefit our students and
extend our reach to academics and professionals around the world.
A position of involvement, support, and commitment to educational excellence.
The purpose of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) is to serve as a bridge between
the business community and the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy (the School).
The specific objectives of the LAB are to:
Promote opportunities for students to enrich their education through interactions
with business professionals, internships, as well as facilitate job-seeking activities;
Provide guidance on curriculum and academic programs;
Support the solicitation and cultivation of private philanthropic support for the
Connect faculty with the business community to increase the impact of their research
and teaching; and
Provide input on the continuous strategic planning of the School and how the School
can enhance its impact on various stakeholder groups
Stephen J. Brownell Lindsay & Brownell, CPAs Founding Partner '95 MSA
Victor J. Gonzalez Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright LLP Partner '89 Accounting
Mike Howard Ernst & Young LLP Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services '86 Accounting
Dr. William Lamden Lamden Family Trust President
Joe Strain PwC Partner
Sam Mascareno RSM US LLP West Market Leader '92 Accounting, '93 MST
James Nakagawa Excel Trust Chief Financial Officer '88 Accounting
Cheryl Rhode West Rhode & Roberts Partner '93 Accounting
Laura Roos Moss Adams LLP, Not-for-profit Services Group Partner '91 Accounting
Rick Rosas PwC Tax Partner '87 Accounting
Keith Troutman Squar Milner Partner Friend
Elsa Valay-Paz SDGE Director of Origination & Energy Supply & Dispatch Friend
Peter R. Wall Sempra Energy VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer Friend
Mark Clemens KPMG Managing Partner '89 Accounting
Ryan Kennedy KPMG Partner '04 Accounting
The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy offers bachelors and masters degree programs,
including a combined 4+1 bachelors-masters (BMACC) program. Our degree programs prepare
students to meet the education requirements for the CPA exam and other professional
Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy alumni have gone on to either found or serve
in executive level positions in Big 4 accounting firms as well as companies such as
Volcom, Qualcomm, SAIC, Sempra Energy, San Diego Zoo, WD-40, Taylor Guitars, San Diego
Gas & Electric, and Karl Strauss Brewery.
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