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USU's School of Accountancy Announces New Professorship

Thursday, Nov. 05, 2015

James and Bonnie Quigley

James and Bonnie Quigley, with added support from the Deloitte Foundation, have created at $1.5 million professorship in the School of Accountancy in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

The School of Accountancy in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has formed a $1.5 million Bonnie B. and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professorship in Accounting thanks to support provided by the Quigley’s, with added support from Deloitte, through the Deloitte Foundation. 

“The School of Accountancy is most appreciative and proud of Jim and Bonnie, and we also express gratitude to Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation,” said Larry Walther, head of the School of Accountancy. “The gift allows the school to continue its upward trajectory and pursuit of leading scholars. We are grateful for their thoughtful leadership and generosity.”

Jim and Bonnie are USU alums who are appreciative of the quality of education and opportunities afforded to them due to their time at USU. 

“USU opened the door of opportunity for us and we are delighted to say thank you with this gift,” said Jim and Bonnie Quigley. “We hope and believe that USU will continue to provide bright futures for its graduates.”

Jim joined Deloitte in 1974 where he spent 38 years rising to the highest positions with the company, serving as both the United States and then global CEO. At the time of Jim’s retirement, Deloitte achieved revenues approaching $29 billion and employed more than 180,000 professionals. 

“Jim is an inspirational leader who left a lasting impact on not only our organization, but on all of us who had the privilege of working with him,” said Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte LLP. “Every day he set an example for our people through his love of serving clients, as well as through his passion for learning, his principles and his integrity. I am honored to call him a friend and a colleague for life.”

Jim’s successful leadership philosophy of being a value-based leader is best captured by a book he coauthored on leadership, “As One: Individual Action, Collective Power.” 

“Everything I needed to know I learned from growing up in rural America — the value of work, ethics, principles,” Jim said in the book.

Jim continues to work tirelessly on civic and church roles and is still highly sought after for corporate board duties, including directorships for Hess Corporation, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and Wells Fargo & Company.  

The Quigleys have three children, 14 grandchildren and reside in Park City, Utah.  Bonnie, in addition to accompanying her husband on their frequent travels, is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, avid quilter, musical accompanist and reader. She and Jim treasure their time with their family, enjoy skiing and other outdoor activities together and raise vegetable and flower gardens. 

The School of Accountancy is commencing a nationwide search for a leading accounting scholar as the first holder of this prestigious professorship.

For more information on the USU Jon M. Huntsman School of Accountancy and its programs, visit its website.

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USU Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

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