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Baruch's Zicklin School of Busines Appoints
Paquita Davis-Friday as Executive Director of Graduate Programs



NEW YORK, NY - April 18, 2013 - The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College has appointed Professor Paquita Davis-Friday as the new Executive Director of Graduate Programs for the Zicklin School of Business effective April 22. She will assume leadership of a robust and newly restructured graduate program. The program was restructured to create program-related offices that recognized the disparate needs of the different student groups.

Prof. Davis-Friday will succeed Frank Fletcher who admirably served as the Executive Director for the last six years. Professor Davis-Friday joined the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy in 2006 where she is a tenured associate professor. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and was a KPMG Accounting Minority Doctoral Scholarship recipient. She is a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.

As a scholar Prof. Davis-Friday’s primary research interests are the relationship between financial reporting and firm valuation and the role of accounting disclosures in security valuation. She has publications in many highly regarded international accounting journals and has demonstrated her commitment to service. At Baruch, she served as the Deputy Chair of the Department of Accountancy and on numerous committees. Externally, Professor Davis-Friday is a member of the advisory board at the Paton Accounting Center at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Prof. Davis-Friday is also a member of The PhD Project Accounting Doctoral Students Association, first as a student and now as faculty. The PhD Project, a 501(c) (3) organization that the KPMG Foundation founded in 1994, recruits minority professionals from business into doctoral programs in all business disciplines.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.? For more about Baruch College, go to



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