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Jan WIlliamsKNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration has established the Jan R. Williams Endowed Professorship in honor of the college’s dean who will retire during the coming year.

The college’s Advisory Council to the Deans announced the creation of the award last month during its biannual meeting.

Williams, who currently holds the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, has been on the UT business faculty since 1977 and served as dean since 1999.

Williams is the former head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management and the co-author of three books. He has published more than seventy articles and other writings on topics including corporate financial reporting and accounting education.

He has served as president of the American Accounting Association, vice president of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, national president of Beta Alpha Psi, and he has been involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is chair of the board of directors of  the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Those wishing to honor and thank Williams for his service may contribute to the endowment by contacting the college’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 865-974-6083.

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Meredith Hulette (865-974-7392,

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,