- CAMPUS LIFE
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:41:07 PM CST
March 6, 2018
Student Union Grand Ballroom,3rd floor
Cynthia Cooper is a best-selling author, consultant and
internationally recognized speaker on ethical leadership and
corporate governance best practices. She was named one of Time
Magazine’s Persons of the Year for her role in uncovering the
fraud at WorldCom, one of the largest corporate frauds in history.
In addition, Cynthia was featured as one of twenty-five most
influential working mothers in Working Mother magazine.
Cynthia is a recipient of the Maria & Sidney E. Rolfe Award for her
contributions to educating the public about economics, business
and finance. She is the first woman to be inducted into the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Business Hall of
Fame. In addition, Cynthia is an inaugural inductee of the Institute
of Internal Auditors American Hall of Distinguished Audit
Practitioners, and she is the first woman to receive the American
Accounting Association’s Accounting Exemplar Award.
Cynthia has been featured in national periodicals such as The Wall
Street Journal, USA Today, CFO Magazine and Business Week.
She has served on panels with notables such as Anderson
Cooper, Donna Brazile, and Grover Norquist and has appeared on
programs including Fox Business’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard,
PBS’s Tavis Smiley, NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s This Week
with George Stephanopoulos, CSPAN’s BookTV, CNBC’s The Big
Idea with Donnie Deutsch, and CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Cynthia serves on the Board of Directors for the National
Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public
Trust. Cynthia previously served as a member of the Standing
Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight
Board (PCAOB) and was Chairman of the Board of Regents for
the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Cynthia served as Vice President for MCI where she and her team
helped the company move forward and successfully emerge from
bankruptcy. Cynthia began her career in public accounting and
previously worked in Atlanta, Georgia for Deloitte and Touche and