George R. Houston, B '61, Former Professor, John Carroll Medal Winner, and Former University CFO

January 24, 2008 houston_desk

George R. Houston, B '61, a former McDonough School of Business professor, CFO of the University, and member of the Board of Advisors at the Business School has passed away. Professor Houston was an important contributor and leader in the early development of Georgetown's business school and his impact is still felt in the MSB community.

After graduating in 1961, Professor Houston taught accounting for 33 years at Georgetown, and received numerous teaching awards and honors. He was awarded the John Carroll Medal in 1981 and an honorary degree from the University in 1982. In 1992, he was named Distinguished Professor of Accounting and was presented with the Alumni Admissions Program Award.

Professor Houston also served as the University's CFO for 24 years. It was during this time that Georgetown experienced the remarkable physical growth of the campus that is in evidence today.

After leaving Georgetown, he became the President of Mount Saint Mary's University, where he served for nine years. Professor Houston rejoined the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors in the Fall of 2003, and lent his support to fundraising efforts for the new MSB facility now under construction.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business

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