Walsh Commencement Features Area Leaders in Business

TROY, Mich., Jan. 27, 2020— Betsy Meter, Managing Partner of KPMG LLP and Amy B. Robinson, vice president, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer of The Kresge Foundation delivered the keynote and distinguished alumni addresses to 329 graduates, their families and friends at Walsh’s 114th commencement ceremony on Jan. 25 at Motor City Church in Troy, Michigan. Meter was also awarded an honorary doctor of laws.

Meter, a certified public accountant (CPA), has been recognized as one of Crain’s Detroit’s 40 Under 40 and was featured in DBusiness Magazine’s 2018 Powered by Women issue. She shared her ten life lessons to thrive in work and life and encouraged graduates to be optimistic and stay true to their values as they pursue excellence.

Robinson, also a CPA, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh and was a 2011 recipient of Crain’s CFO of the Year in the nonprofit /foundation category. She was also featured in DBusiness Magazine’s 2017 Powered by Women issue and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in October 2019 at Walsh’s annual Leadership Awards Dinner.

Student speaker Trayvon Alexander, Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, also shared his educational story with the audience.

Walsh’s 114th Commencement class included graduates aged 20 to 63 from eight countries as well as several U.S. veterans. They join a network of nearly 29,000 alumni, 86 percent of whom live and work in Michigan.

For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

KPMG Managing Partner Betsy Meter to Speak at Walsh Commencement

TROY, Mich., Dec. 12, 2019 — Betsy Meter, Managing Partner for KPMG, will address graduates and receive an honorary doctor of laws at Walsh’s 114th commencement ceremony on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Zion Church in Troy, Michigan. KPMG is a global accountancy firm providing audit, tax and advisory services.

Meter, a certified public accountant, has over 35 years of audit experience serving clients in the automotive, chemicals and diversified industrial industries. She manages the strategic direction and growth of KPMG’s Michigan practice and is also the firm’s U.S. Accounting Change Leader, providing insight and thought leadership on the implementation of new accounting standards and practices.

Meter was a 2018 dBusiness Powered by Women recipient, has been recognized as one of Crain’s 40 under 40 and was awarded both the Distinguished Service Award and Experienced Women to Watch award by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). She is active on several boards including the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, Downtown Detroit Partnership, MICPA and Oakland Family Services.

“We are honored to have Betsy share her experience with our students as they continue down their own paths,” said Michael Plotzke, chair of the Walsh Board of Trustees. “Her career has been defined by hard work, vision and leadership, which are qualities we strive for every Walsh student to gain. We are truly grateful that she will address our graduating class of 2020.”

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu/future-students

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).