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PwC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), a multinational professional services firm, has committed up to $90,000 for the next three years to support UT’s Corporate Governance Center Distinguished Speaker Series.

The series brings experts on various areas of government, accounting, business, and law to the UT campus to present to and interact with undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and community business leaders.

The UT Corporate Governance Center is a national leader in conducting and disseminating research on aspects of corporate governance. The center’s work focuses on governance issues that have a public policy focus (such as a board of directors’ corporate audit committee, compensation committee, and nominating committee) and institutional shareholder activism.

PwC’s Center for Board Governance helps directors effectively meet the challenges of their roles by sharing leading governance practices, publishing thought leadership materials, and offering forums on current issues. The center’s partners and professionals also meet regularly with boards of directors, audit committees, and executives to share insights into significant governance challenges and developments.

“It is an honor for the UT Corporate Governance Center to be associated with PwC,” said Joe Carcello, the center’s director of research. “Its sponsorship will allow the center to continue exposing students, faculty and the surrounding business community to outstanding speakers in the future.”

Mary Ann Cloyd, leader of PwC’s Center for Board Governance, said: “We are excited to support the Corporate Governance Center in its efforts to improve the dialogue around corporate governance. The job of serving on a board is more challenging than ever and directors remain in the spotlight with scrutiny from shareholders, regulators, and other stakeholders.”


Joe Carcello (865-974-1757,