Jim Young, chair of the Department of Accountancy in the NIU College of Business, has been appointed to the Pathways Advisory Commission of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants/American Accounting Association.
The commission is charged with studying the future structure of accounting education and developing recommendations for how the field can engage and retain the strongest students, academics and practitioners.
In particular, Young has been asked to lead efforts to create mechanisms for collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about current and future markets for accounting professionals and accounting faculty.
Young, who is the Crowe Horwath Professor of Accountancy at NIU, was also recently named the 2012 Outstanding Accounting Educator by the Illinois CPA Society.
He is the current president of the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG), serves on the Accounting Accreditation Committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is a member of ICPAS, the AICPA and the Illinois Board of Examiners Education Advisory Task Force.