Catawba College appoints Karen Gaskill '92, Department Chair of Accounting in the Ketner School of Business
March 11, 2019
Catawba College's Ketner School of Business has announced the appointment of a new department chair of Accounting, effective March 15, 2019.
"We are pleased to announce this appointment in the Ketner School of Business," said Eric Hake, Interim Dean of the Ketner School of Business. The steady effort of accounting faculty continue to develop the program, the success of its graduates, and its connection to the local business and alumni communities. Professor Gaskill's willingness to serve Catawba College in this role is a valuable step forward in the stability and growth of several initiatives already underway - not least of which is the exploration of graduate programs in the area of accounting and the CPA-Ready program that allows students to graduate with the necessary 150 hours to meet CPA examination requirements. Professor Gaskill's engagement with local accounting firms and accounting alumni will help us continue to build connections for graduate programs, internships, and talent acquisition programs throughout the state."
Karen B. Gaskill, a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Catawba's Accounting program, returned to the Ketner School of Business in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. In joining Catawba College as a full time faculty member, she brought twenty-five years of experience as a certified public accountant in a career that included public accounting, private industry, and academic employment. After earning her Bachelor's degree from Catawba College, Gaskill went on to receive a MS in Accounting with an Information Systems concentration from the UNC Greensboro, completed a certificate in process management from UNC Charlotte, completed the AACSB bridge program, and is currently a DBA candidate at Jacksonville University. She is professionally licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and as a Chartered Global Management Accountant.