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Department of Accounting at Southwest Baptist University

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Wayne Clark, CPA
SBU Accounting Department Chair
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Wayne Clark
Wayne Clark
Wayne Clark
Chair, Department of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Taylor Hall 119
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1951 |
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Education and professional background: Clark received a B.S.B.A. from the University of Missouri and an M.B.A. from Missouri State University. Prior to coming to SBU, Clark was the President and CEO of the Missouri Telephone Company and senior accountant for Price Waterhouse in Kansas City. Clark began teaching at SBU in 1992 and teaches courses in the areas of intermediate accounting, auditing, advanced accounting and tax accounting.

Family: Clark has been married for over 35 years to his wife, Lee Ann. Their daughter, Lacy, is a graduate of Belmont University and Seattle School of Psychology and Theology. Their son, Michael, will graduate in 2014 from Ithaca College in New York.

Community involvement: Clark is a member of First Baptist Church, Bolivar, and helps with the church crossing guard. He also serves as a member of the Bolivar R1 Schools Audit Committee.

Why did you choose to teach at SBU? “After we sold our company to Alltel, I didn’t want to have to move our family. My father was retiring as a long-time accounting professor at SBU and I was able to begin teaching when he retired."

What sets SBU apart from other universities? “We have a very personalized approach in attracting students, teaching students, advising students and motivating them to career success.”

What advice do you have for prospective students? “Work hard, always do your best, plan ahead (but be flexible) and have fun.”

What is your favorite thing to do in Bolivar/Southwest Missouri? Clark enjoys spending time with his family, following the Kansas City Royals and motivating the SBU Accounting students to achieve their goals.