Mahmoud Nourayi Appointed to Grosch Professorship

LMU Accounting Department Chair Mahmoud Nourayi has been selected to serve as the next Grosch Professor for a three-year term beginning this fall. The Grosch Professorship is named after Paul Grosch, who was an accounting professor at LMU for 32 years. Professor Grosch’s vision for educating competitive and ethical accounting professionals is still at the core of the LMU Accounting Program. Distinguished faculty who hold the Grosch Professorship perpetuate this legacy and ensure that the Department of Accounting sustains its tradition of excellence in accounting education. Past holders of the Grosch Professorship include Ross Bengel (2011-2013) and George Dasaro (2005-2006).

“Commitment to academic excellence, individual integrity, and good professional judgment are Professor Grosch’s legacy and I am grateful to be selected as holder of the professorship in his name,” said Mahmoud.

In this role, Mahmoud will be responsible for organizing the Grosch Lecture Series, which brings prominent executives and local business leaders to campus each semester to recount their experiences and share their knowledge on some of the biggest issues in global business today. In fact, he already has a speaker lined up for fall so mark your calendars!

J.D. “Dave” Power, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, will speak on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:15 p.m. in Hilton 100 about building the successful company and challenges faced over the years. In 1968, Power established J.D. Power from his kitchen table with a primary focus on the automotive industry. Since then, the firm has successfully influenced the everyday lives of consumers and industries worldwide by delivering insights to drive improvement in clients' products and services. Power is an expert on market research and customer satisfaction and is looking forward to sharing his insights with the LMU business community.

Click here to learn more about the Paul A. Grosch Lecture Series.