“Partners in Progress” is the professional advisory group to Southeast’s Accounting Department and Accounting major. The group is constituted to consult with faculty on program priorities and strategies, to support student and faculty development, and to encourage other alumni to play a role in ensuring that Southeast continues to produce world-class accounting talent. At present, the group consists of eight Southeast alumni from accounting firms in the area. The partners are:

Glen Brady

Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP (St. Louis, MO)
Photo of Glen Brady.

Eddie Cato

Riley, Stubbs & Cato, LLC (Dexter, MO)
Photo of Eddie Cato.

Don Clayton

HD Supply Waterworks (St. Louis, MO)
Photo of Don Clayton

Mike Dambach

BKD, LLP (St. Louis, MO)

Mike Givens

Gray Hunter Stenn, LLP (Marion, IL)

Michael Grojean

Anders Minkler & Diehl, LLP (St. Louis, MO)
Photo of Michael Grojean.

Jim O'Hallaron

Missouri Society of CPAs

John Mather

BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group
Photo of John Mather

Betsy Mays

Coffman and Company, P.C. (Poplar Bluff, MO)

Ruth Saphian

Ernst and Young (St. Louis, MO)

Melvin Van de Ven

Van de Ven, LLC (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Jeffrey Ward

Stone Carlie (St. Louis, MO)
Photo of Don Clayton


Dempster Hall 260

Department of Accounting
One University Plaza, MS 5815
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701