Monday, May 9, 2011

Hinson Tapped to Lead Charlotte Campus

HinsonY Wake Forest University has selected Yvonne Hinson, an established faculty member and director of the Schools of Business nationally recognized accountancy programs, to take on the newly created role of associate dean of Wake Forest University Charlotte Programs. This comes as Wake Forest prepares to move its Charlotte programs to a new uptown location at 200 North College St., set to open in January of 2012.

“The Wake Forest University Charlotte Center will be in good hands with Yvonne Hinson in charge,” said Steve Reinemund, the dean of Wake Forest University Schools of Business. “Her personal and professional ties to Charlotte in addition to her excellent track record of leadership and community service make her the perfect fit for this new position.”

This move is a homecoming for Hinson, who grew up in Charlotte, earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and started her accounting career there at Arthur Andersen. 

“I want to make sure that we are not just taking our programs Uptown, but also the spirit of Wake Forest – and to me that is continuing to provide quality education, partnering with the business community, and partnering with the not for profit community through experiential learning and Pro Humanitate activities,” Hinson said.

Hinson will work with the director of Charlotte MBA programs, Leslye Gervasi, and a director of non-degree executive education programs, to expand Wake Forest’s educational offerings and community partnerships in Charlotte. Hinson has recruited Ronald Veith, a former Accenture partner and director of the Executive MBA program at Queens University, to take on the new role of managing director of executive education programs at Wake Forest’s Charlotte Center. Veith will focus on developing corporate specific executive education, continuing education for licensure, certification and open enrollment programs. 

The Wake Forest Charlotte campus is currently located in the Morrocroft Centre in the SouthPark neighborhood.  The campus opened in 1995 with 30 students in one MBA program. Today, there are two Charlotte-based MBA programs (Saturday and Evenings) with a total of 180 students. The Wake Forest program is the top ranked program of its kind in North Carolina and is ranked in the top 10% nationally by US News and World Report.

Since 1997, Hinson has served on the accounting faculty at Wake Forest University Schools of Business, most recently as director of the accountancy programs. She is actively involved in community service and is a member the United Way of Forsyth County’s Women’s Leadership Council and helped found the Forsyth Working Families Partnership which offers a voluntary income tax assistance program for low income families.  Hinson serves on the board of directors for the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the American Taxation Association and the Accounting Programs Leadership Group.

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