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Before 1969 Business and Accountancy, like
Economics, had been part of the School of Busi-
ness Administration. In that year a Department
of Business and Accountancy was established
within the College, with delmer paul hylton
(B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A., Indiana) as chairman.
The School of Business Administration faculty in
1967–1968 included, besides those who taught
economics and became members of the Depart-
ment of Economics, dean gaines m. rogers;
Professors ralph c. heath, delmer p. hyl-
ton, Jeanne owen, and Karl myron scott;
Associate Professor leon p. cook; and Lecturer
W. penn lewis. At the end of the academic year,
Dean Rogers resigned, and Professor Owen was
named Acting Dean. Lecturer Lewis also left
Wake Forest at that time, and Assistant Profes-
sor raymond a. conely joined the faculty.
Beginning in 1969 the Department of Business
and Accountancy was parallel in organization to
other departments in the College and came
within the administrative jurisdiction of the
Dean of the College. The Department offered
two majors: Business and Accountancy. It was
separate from the newly established Charles H.
Babcock School of Business Administration,
which would later, after further changes and
amid faculty tensions, become the Babcock
Graduate School of Management.
Professor delmer paul hylton, having been at
Wake Forest since 1949, was the senior member
of the Department. He presided, with insistence
upon high standards, over an accountancy pro-
gram which acquired a growing reputation as
one of the best in the country.1 In 1973–1974 he
served as Consultant to the Director of the Divi-
sion of International Studies at the American
College of Switzerland. In the fall of 1980 a group
of his former students established the Hylton
Accountancy Fund, to be used as an endowment
for a Hylton Professorship in Accountancy. He
was chairman of the Department until 1980, when
the revived “School of Business and Accoun-
tancy” was created by the University Trustees.
(See page 281.)
the department of business and accountancy
1967–1983
Business and Accountancy in 1981–1982
1
For The Wake Forest Magazine, XXII (Summer 1975), 29-30, he contributed an article, “Under-
graduate Business Is Booming,” indicating the strengths of the program during one of the several
transition periods for the School.
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