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Friday, November 11, 2011

"Big Four" CEO, USU graduate to speak on Wednesday

James Quigley
This Wednesday, we will have the opportunity to hear from one of our most distinguished alumni. James Quigley, who graduated from USU in 1974 with a BS in accounting, will speak at a Dean's Convocation on Nov. 16.

Most people have heard people talk about the "Big Four" accounting firms. Well, Mr. Quigley is the global CEO of one of them - Deloitte Touche. He has clearly built a career around the fundamental principles of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Students who take the time out of their day to hear Mr. Quigley will undoubtedly walk away with a better understanding of how to succeed in the business world.

Doug Robinson of the Deseret News recently wrote an article about Mr. Quigley. Here is how the article begins:
Jim Quigley is an oddity in the corporate world of high finance. His peers tend to be graduates of leafy old Ivy League schools – Wharton, Yale, Harvard, et al. Then there's Quigley. He grew up in a town of 400 in southern Utah. Graduated with a class of 92. Earned a B.S. degree from – ahem – a state school. And that advanced degree? Didn't get one. 
"Not exactly the credentials you have to have to be CEO of a large company," he likes to say.
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