On Friday, May 21, The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona officially celebrates the naming of the Dhaliwal-Reidy School of Accountancy, with a dedication ceremony taking place at the college from 5:30 p.m. The name honors the legacies of Dan Dhaliwal, who received his master’s and doctoral degrees in accounting at UA, and longtime alumni and donors James Reidy (BSBA, Accounting and MBA) and his wife Virginia Reidy (BS, Education and M.Ed).
“Dan Dhaliwal was a principled leader and a uniquely influential researcher. The strength of the accounting department at the University and the impact his research has had on tax accounting and policy are only part of his legacy. The other part is intangible — the many people he mentored, all of whom benefitted from the personal responsibility he felt for their success,” says Eller Dean Paulo Goes. “The passion and gratitude that Jim and Virginia Reidy have for the University of Arizona are palpable when you talk to them. I am humbled by their generosity and am proud to be able to have their names forever combined with Dan Dhaliwal’s name to bring top level education and future success to generations of students and scholars in the outstanding Dhaliwal-Reidy School of Accountancy.”
While the name became effective in Fall of 2020, a formal naming ceremony was postponed out of an abundance of caution amid COVID-19. The ceremony takes place on the Second Floor Terrace at the Eller College of Management, 1130 East Helen Street, and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Attendees may register via www.eller.arizona.edu/landing/dedication; RSVP’s are requested by Friday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. For more about the Eller College of Management, visit www.eller.arizona.edu.
About the University of Arizona Eller College of Management: Home to 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students, the University of Arizona Eller College of Management is a comprehensive business school with a global reputation for innovative research, rigorous curriculum, a distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. The College’s mission is to support and develop a community of scholar and learners whose knowledge, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit will transform business and society. For more, visit www.eller.arizona.edu.