Shaw Named Executive Director of Suffolk University's Dakar Campus


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Mariellen Norris, 617-573-8450 or
Karen DeCilio, 617-573-8447

BOSTON - Lewis Shaw of Westport has been appointed executive director of Suffolk University's Dakar campus.

Shaw began his career at the Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management in 1996 as an adjunct faculty member. He was named assistant professor of accounting in 1999 and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Boston, Senegal and online.

He serves as advisor to the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society which has received superior chapter recognition for the past three years. In addition he oversaw the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and has been involved with the Jobs for Youth program having served as advisor and mentor to the students.

Shaw received a BS degree from New Hampshire College, and an MSF from Bentley College. He holds a PhD. from Durham University Business School in England.

His memberships include the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association and the National Association of Tax Practitioners. He also serves on the board of directors for the Boston chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants as the director of manuscripts.

Suffolk University's Dakar campus was founded in 1999 as an American-Senegalese cooperative venture. It is the first and only full-service American campus in West Africa. The Dakar campus offers African and American students an opportunity to learn about each other's cultures and enhance their own potential for academic achievement. Through Suffolk's Dakar campus African students can earn an American undergraduate business degree entirely in Senegal.

Suffolk University, located on Boston's Beacon Hill, is a comprehensive, global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty. Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study. Its mission is to provide quality education at an affordable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds. Suffolk has a combined enrollment of more than 7,000 full-time and part-time students in its College of Arts and Sciences, Sawyer School of Management, Law School and New England School of Art & Design.

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