January 7, 2010 by Justin Bannister NMSU NewsCenter
New Mexico State University Professor Ed Scribner has been named the new department head for accounting and information systems in the NMSU College of Business. He will assume the post this semester.
“Our strength in this department has really been in the quality of our students,” Scribner said. “We have students with a good, strong work ethic who spend an inordinate number of hours working on their projects. Our students studying information systems receive more of a technical background here than they would at other schools. I’d like to maintain that.”
Scribner said many of the department’s accounting graduates are highly recruited and find work in accounting firms of all sizes. One accounting student in the department recently “maxed out,” receiving the highest possible score on the first two parts of the certified public accountant exam.
“Dr. Scribner is a favorite among many of our students,” said Business Dean Garrey Carruthers. “I know he’ll do a wonderful job leading the department.”
Scribner said he would like to increase the department’s outreach efforts, while maintaining strong ties with employers.
Scribner came to the university as a faculty member in 1983. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fort Lewis College, a master’s degree in mathematics from NMSU and a Ph.D. in accounting from Oklahoma State University.