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Memoir

Walter G. Kell
Regents' Proceedings 1198

Walter G. Kell, Professor of Accounting, in the School of Business
Administration, will retire from active faculty status as of May 31, 1987.
Professor Kell received his B.B.A. degree in 1946 and his M.B.A. degree in
1947 from The University of Michigan. He received his C.P.A. certificate from
the State of Illinois in 1949 and in 1952 was awarded his Ph.D. degree from
the University of Illinois.

Professor Kell held faculty appointments at several universities during his
academic career. He served as assistant professor of accounting at Michigan
State University, followed by a move to Syracuse University where he was
appointed as associate professor, followed by a promotion to professor of
accounting. While at Syracuse, he served as chairman of the Department of
Accounting. In 1961, Professor Kell was appointed visiting professor of
accounting at The University of Michigan. One year later, he was appointed a
full professor, the position from which he now retires.

Always active in his profession, Professor Kell has served as vice president
and president of the American Accounting Association. He continues to be
active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on the
prestigious Auditing Standards Advisory Council. In addition, Professor Kell
currently serves on the Board of Directors and on the Accounting and
Auditing Procedures committee for the Michigan Association of Certified
Public Accountants.

Some of Professor Kell's most recent textbooks include Modern Auditing (with
William C. Boynton and Richard E. Ziegler) and the Student Study Guide to
Accompany Modern Auditing, and Internal Control in U.S. Corporations (with
others). In addition, he has published articles in Michigan Business Review,
Accounting Review, and Financial Handbook.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and researcher by naming
Walter G. Kell Professor Emeritus of Accounting.