The accounting program at the Kansas University School of Business will benefit from a recent $100,000 commitment, Dean L. Joseph Bauman announced today.
The gift, established at the KU Endowment Association by Wichita alumnus John W. Poos and his wife, Martha, is for the Kennedy & Coe Accounting Development Fund. Created by people affiliated with Kennedy & Coe Certified Public Accountants, Salina, the fund will support faculty and student development. Poos was senior partner with the firm and was partnership board chair when he retired in 1985.
John Poos graduated from the School of Business in 1942 and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary business fraternity. He is chairman of Corporate Finance Associates, Wichita, a middle-market merger and acquisition firm.
Poos serves as chairman of the school's board of advisers, and with his wife is a life member of the KU Alumni Association. They also are members of the Chancellors Club, the Endowment Association's major-donor organization, and of the Williams Educational Fund, which provides scholarships for KU athletes.
The Poos' son, Thomas, received his business degree from KU in 1970 and his law degree in 1973. Their daughter, Sue, attended KU from 1963 to 1966 and now is attending Wichita State University.
The gift has been included in Campaign Kansas, KU's $177 million fund drive.