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Accounting Prof Appointed to State Board of Public Accountancy

March 22, 2021

Dr. Renee Foshee of the Angelo State University accounting faculty has been appointed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) by Gov. Greg Abbott for a term that will run through January 2027.

The role of the TSBPA is to protect the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants (CPAs) possess the necessary education, skills and capabilities, and that they perform competently in the profession of public accountancy.

“I am honored to have been selected by the governor to serve on the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy,” Foshee said. “As a former public accountant, I try to bring a real-world perspective to the classroom. It is an exciting time to be part of the CPA profession, and there is high demand for accounting graduates. The accounting profession is evolving and adopting new technology, which is replacing repetitive accounting functions. Future accounting graduates will be using deeper skills and knowledge earlier in their careers to become comprehensive business advisors.”

A native West Texan, Foshee spent a decade as a CPA in San Antonio before joining the ASU faculty in 2018 as an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance within the Norris-Vincent College of Business (NVCOB).

Dr. Renee Foshee Dr. Renee Foshee “My parents were cotton farmers in the community of Loop in Gaines County,” Foshee said. “I grew up on the farm, and all of my primary and secondary education was at Loop ISD, a little Division 1A school. My dad was very hard-working and a successful farmer. He and my mom always stressed that my sisters and I go to college and get an education.”

Foshee now passes that education on to her ASU students in the classroom. She is also a member of the NVCOB’s Teaching Quality Assurance Committee and her department’s Curriculum Committee and Accounting Curriculum Sub-Committee, as well as the student internship coordinator for the accounting program.

Off campus, Foshee is a member of the San Angelo CPA Society, San Antonio CPA Society, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Also a lawyer, Foshee is licensed by the State Bars of Texas, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and she is a member of the American Bar Association.

Foshee holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Abilene Christian University, a Master of Accountancy from Texas State University, a Juris Doctor law degree from Texas Tech University, and Master of Laws degrees from Southern Methodist University and Temple University.

Foshee’s appointment to the TXBPA is subject to approval by the Texas Senate, which is expected to occur within the next month.