In Memoriam - Dr. Dora R. Herring (1928-2018)
The College of Business family is saddened by the loss of Dr. Dora Herring, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy. A woman of many firsts, Herring was the first person in the state of Mississippi to receive a doctoral degree in accounting and the first female to teach accounting. She was also the first female to serve as President of the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Herring was the first DBA student, earning her doctoral degree in 1968. She received an associate's degree in accounting from Bowling Green University, and the rest of her degrees from MSU. Herring was the Director of the School of Accountancy from 1988 until her retirement. Dr. Herring touched the lives of countless students, faculty and staff during her 30-year career in the College of Business and we will miss her dearly.
Dr. Dora Herring (center) along with her family during the Ph.D./DBA 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Hunter Henry Center in 2015.