The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) welcomes Kent Noble as the newest member of its Board of Directors. His appointment was unanimously approved by the NASBA Board of Directors during its meeting on January 18, in Key West, FL. Noble serves as the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics. A recipient of the 2018 CPT Campus Being a Difference Award, 2018 UW College of Business Professor of the Year Award and 2021 UW Outstanding Service and Dedication Award, he is credited for the development of engaging ethics-based presentations, which he has delivered to hundreds of business, government and community organizations across the U.S. Additionally, Noble serves as a member of the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics, John P. Ellbogen Foundation and the Better Business Bureau Foundation Board of Advisors for Northern Colorado and Wyoming. “The CPT looks forward to working with Kent Noble as he shares his insight and ethics expertise to aid the CPT in achieving its goals of strengthening brand awareness, expanding our student chapter footprint and enhancing programming for businesses and academia,” said NASBA CPT President Alfonzo Alexander.”  

In addition to Noble’s appointment, the NASBA Board unanimously approved minutes from the Board’s October 29, 2021, and November 3, 2021, meetings as well as the November 2021 financial statements. Chair Michael Fritz reported on the activities of the Executive Committee and its meeting with the Relations with Member Boards Committee. Executive Vice President and COO Colleen Conrad shared that the CPA Evolution initiative continues to progress well, and that a revised edition of the Model Curriculum was issued in November 2021. President and CEO Ken Bishop reported on the creation of an internal CPA Pipeline Work Group focused on developing communications strategies and measurement metrics, and that NASBA, AICPA and Prometric are each focused on their operational areas with a commitment to hit the mark on pipeline initiatives. He also informed the Board of his continued monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic and NASBA’s efforts to keep operations as normal as possible, including the goal of returning to face-to-face meetings and conferences in 2022. 

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