AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Glenn Welsch, professor emeritus of accounting at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, died on Oct. 27. He was 89 years old. The cause of Dr. Welsch’s death was not reported.
Welsch completed his doctoral work in accounting at the university in 1952 and served the institution as a professor from 1952-1985. He earned the first professorship in accounting that the university awarded. In 1989, he was inducted into the Business School’s Hall of Fame, the school’s highest honor for alumni and friends.
A past president of the American Accounting Association, member of the Accounting Principles Board, author of leading textbooks and winner of multiple teaching awards, “Dr. Welsch was one of the giants of academic accounting,” said Michael Granof, his co-author and long-time colleague at the university.
Granof described him as one of the leading scholars who “made the University of Texas accounting department what it is today.”
Further detail on Dr. Welsch’s career, along with information about funeral arrangements, as it becomes available, can be found on the McCombs School Web site at http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/news/pressreleases/welsch.asp.
For more information contact: J.B. Bird, McCombs School, 512-471-3314.