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Alumnus Creates Endowed Chair

Posted March 21, 2018 in Press Releases

Terry Fergus, BBA ’82, a prominent financial executive, community leader and member of the CSU Board of Trustees, has created an endowed chair in accounting in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. The chair will enhance Cleveland State’s leadership in business education, scholarship and engagement while promoting innovative training and research in accounting and financial economics.

Alumnus Creates Endowed Chair

The Fergus Family Endowed Chair in Accounting is made possible by a $1 million gift to the University. The College of Business plans to appoint a highly qualified faculty member to hold the inaugural chair.

“Accounting is an extraordinarily important component of finance and business administration and plays a central role in the overall success of a business,” Fergus says. “Through this professorship I hope to enhance education and scholarship in the field while giving back to an institution that was so important in my own career success.”

“Through this generous gift, the Ahuja College of Business can continue to enhance its reputation as a leader in innovative, career-focused education that will help prepare our next generation of business leaders,” adds Sanjay Putrevu, Dean of the College of Business at CSU.

Fergus earned his bachelor of science in accounting from CSU in 1982 and spent over a decade as a partner at KPMG where he headed the Personal Financial Planning practice for Northeast Ohio. He currently serves as president of FSM Capital Management LLC.

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