Professor Elected Chair of State Board

Monday, January 22, 2007
SNHU Communications Office

Dr. Richard O. Hanson, professor of accounting at Southern New Hampshire University, has been elected as chair of the New Hampshire Board of Accountancy. 

Hanson was appointed to the board Oct. 9, 2003. Hanson, who is the director of the university’s Institute for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, will serve as chairman through December 2007.

The Board of Accountancy’s stated purpose is to promote the reliability of information that is used for guidance in financial transactions or for accounting or for assessing the financial status or performance of commercial, noncommercial and governmental enterprises. It adopts rules for licensure, renewal of certificates and permits, disciplinary actions, qualifications of applicants, establishment of fees, ethical and professional standards, conduct of hearings and other necessary matters.

In addition to rulemaking, the board's functions include licensure of and issuance of permits and certificates to qualified applicants, the investigation and adjudication of complaints against licensees and all other functions set forth in RSA 309-B.

The board is located at 78 Regional Dr., Building Two, in Concord, NH.

Please contact Dr. Richard O. Hanson at 603.644-3193 or for additional information.



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