The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education voted to promote UND’s School of Accounting and Information Systems to the School of Accounting and name it in honor of Henry and Judy Herr.
“The promotion of the UND Nissler College of Business Administration’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems to the Herr School of Accounting allows us to establish the Midwest’s first designated accounting graduate school, further increasing our level of differentiation among our peers.” said Amy Henry, dean of the Nissler College of Business and Administration.
The Herr School of Accountancy will continue to advance the state’s financial wellness programs through financial wellness programs, statewide efforts to adapt education in response to changing CPA exam models, and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration with other academic disciplines at UND. and provide a foundation for community outreach and leadership.
“Henry is the ideal alumnus,” said Deanna Carlson Zinke, CEO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. “Not only is his business success a shining example of what can be accomplished with a UND degree, but his philanthropic spirit is even more inspiring. Henry and his wife Judy , embodies the essence of what it means to give back and make a positive impact on the world.”
Henry Herr is an accountant and businessman who earned bachelor’s and graduate degrees in accounting from UND in 1968 and 1971. Mr. Hur was inducted into the UND Treasurer’s Hall of Fame in 2011, received the Sue Award for Achievement and Leadership in 2015, and in 2022 received an honorary doctorate from UND. After starting out professionally in accounting, he pursued a career as a businessman and founded a company that transformed the healthcare landscape.
“Judy and I are thrilled that the Department of Accounting Information Systems has been promoted to the Graduate School of Accounting in recognition of the rich heritage of accounting education provided to UND students over the decades.” Henry Herr said. “We are also humbled and extremely honored to have our names associated with this program, which has played an important role in my career, as do many alumni of this department. Current and past faculty, supportive alumni, and leaders at all levels should celebrate this well-deserved recognition.”
Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Mr. Herr graduated from UND in 1968 and served in the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. After earning his Bronze Star for his actions in the Vietnam War, Mr. Herr returned to his UND to earn his master’s degree.
From UND, Mr. Herr went to Portland, Oregon, to work at Arthur Young & Company, one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, now known as Ernst & Young. Herr became an entrepreneurial leader in the industry and, along with his co-founders, focused on investing in improving outcomes and lowering healthcare costs.
Herr helped found Healthways in 1981 and AmSurg in 1992. As a CFO, a member of the company’s Board of Directors, and an executive officer, he helped create thousands of jobs, serve millions of patients, and grow the company into a multi-billion market capitalization company. Contributed. dollar.
UND President Andrew Armacost said, “There is no greater example of a leader at UND than Henry Herr, a highly accomplished and distinguished alumnus. He has contributed to positively transforming the healthcare industry in the United States.”
“In recognition of Henry’s highly successful career as a business leader and philanthropist, it is a fitting tribute and well-deserved honor to name the Department of Accounting at the Nissler College of Business Administration in his honor.” Armacost he said. Added.
“Henry’s dedication to the United Nations, its students and faculty, and his many contributions to service to our country and the health care industry demonstrate what a well-educated North Dakota child can accomplish in the world. I am.”
The UND Accounting program provides in-demand strategic skills and business experience. Accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools, the Nissler College of Business Administration ranks in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
“This designated school of excellence distinguishes us from other accounting programs while recognizing our strong reputation and past performance,” Henry said.
Kate Campbell, chair of the UND School of Accounting, agreed. “For decades, they have been friends and supporters of our faculty and students,” Campbell said. “Our faculty’s elevation to the School of Accounting recognition recognizes the high quality of our programs and our long legacy of excellence. Now and in the future, the Herr name stands for the pursuit of excellence. , will inspire us to be curious, act with integrity, build relationships, and support others.”
NCoBPA is North Dakota’s largest business school, enrolling an average of 1,400 undergraduate and 350 graduate students annually.