Jerry R. Strawser
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Professor and KPMG Chair in Accounting
Jerry Strawser holds the KPMG Chair in Accounting at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University and currently serves as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.
Professor Strawser served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Texas A&M University from 2014-2021. In this role, he oversaw a budget of over $2 billion as well as the various non-academic operating units of the University.
This was his third appointment at Texas A&M University, with prior service as Dean of Mays Business School (2001-2007 and 2008-2014) and interim Executive Vice President and Provost (2007-2008). During his tenure as Dean, he has helped raise over $149 million in commitments for faculty, student, and program support, including support for named chairs, professorships, faculty fellowships, graduate student fellowships, and undergraduate student scholarships. Mays has received national recognition among the top ten public institutions based on the quality of the undergraduate programs, MBA programs, and faculty scholarship; during his tenure as Dean, Mays was one of only 14 universities (and six public universities) to have both its undergraduate and Full-Time MBA programs ranked in the top 30 by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report.
Prior to his appointment at Texas A&M University, Professor Strawser served as interim Dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Professor of Accounting. During his tenure as Interim Dean, he helped raise over $45 million for the College of Business, including a $40 million gift to rename the College of Business after retired AIM Chairman and co-founder Charles (Ted) Bauer. Professor Strawser has also served on the faculty at Louisiana State University.
Professor Strawser has co-authored three textbooks and over 60 journal articles. He has also presented over 30 papers at national academic conferences. In addition to his academic experience, Professor Strawser had prior public accounting experience at two international accounting firms. He has also developed and delivered numerous executive development programs to organizations such as AT&T, CenterPoint Energy, Chinese Petroleum, Continental Airlines, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, KBR, KPMG, Minute Maid, PricewaterhouseCoopers, McDermott International, Shell, and Southwest Bank of Texas (now Amegy Bank).
Professor Strawser is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and earned his BBA and Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas A&M University.