Dr. Gene Whittenburg Recognized with 2013 Faculty Monty
Accounting professor, Dr. G.E. (Gene) Whittenburg was awarded the SDSU Alumni Association's
highest faculty honor for Outstanding Faculty Contributor (a.k.a. the Faculty Monty)
from the College of Business Administration during the annual All-University Convocation
on August 24, 2013.
In the nearly 30 years since the Faculty Montys were founded, Whittenburg is one of only five professors in the college who have won the award twice.
Whittenburg who, until recently had served as interim director of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy, was nominated for stepping "in on very short notice to take over the department at a particularly crucial time" due to impending the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) review for maintenance of accreditation. "In addition to assisting with the successful renewal of accreditation for the College of Business Administration, he also shepherded the School of Accountancy through its own renewal process."
"I've been named either the director or interim director of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy on four different occasions and each time brings a different set of challenges and rewards." - Dr. G.E. (Gene) Whittenburg
"It's a tremendous honor to have been nominated for the award and even more of an honor to learn that I've received it," said Whittenburg. "I've been named either the director or interim director of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy on four different occasions and each time brings a different set of challenges and rewards. This time, my previous experience with the AACSB helped streamline the process to bring about our maintenance of accreditation for both the school and the college."
"Gene came onboard with the AACSB maintenance of accreditation at a critical stage," said Dr. Gangaram Singh, interim dean at SDSU's College of Business Administration. "He mobilized the school and used his years of experience to assemble an outstanding report."
It was Whittenburg's service in the U.S. Navy that originally introduced him to San Diego. He has spent his entire 37-year career academic career at the SDSU's College of Business Administration and is one of SDSU's longest serving professors.