The College of Business & Leadership at Lourdes University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Larry & Kathy Ulrich Endowed Professorship in Accounting.

The $250,000 professorship will aid Lourdes in attracting and retaining accounting faculty who possess both respected academic credentials as well as extensive professional experience. Furthermore, the professorship will support enhanced professional development opportunities for existing faculty, expand CPA exam preparation courses for undergraduate and graduate business students, and establish and grow student opportunities outside of the classroom including study abroad experiences. A $2,000 renewable scholarship for an undergraduate accounting major will also be established.

Larry Ulrich is the owner of LDU Enterprises which provides consulting services to the consumer credit reporting and collection industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Toledo and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1971. One of Mr. Ulrich’s greatest achievements has been the extensive work he’s done overseas establishing credit bureaus. He has been President of the Toledo Club, Treasurer of Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank, and board member of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Mr. Ulrich currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Lourdes University and was Chairman of the Board from 2006-2008.  Kathy Ulrich is a well-known artist in the Sylvania-area community and a longtime volunteer in the social service and nonprofit community.

Ryan D. Butt, J.D., Dean of the College of Business & Leadership expressed his gratitude for Larry and Kathy’s generous gift which will “further advance the accounting major by allowing us to recruit exceptional faculty to serve the second largest program within the College. Their commitment will enable the College of Business & Leadership to continue to place a strong emphasis on educating  our accounting graduates to possess a high level of competency and integrity as well as supporting those students to actively participate in professional experiences outside of the classroom as they prepare to become tomorrow’s leaders of business.”