Hukai named acting dean of the College of Business and Economics 

Dawn Hukai January 7, 2022 - Dawn Hukai, associate dean and professor of accounting in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been named acting dean of the college. Hukai began her new position December 20.  

Hukai began her career at UW-River Falls in 1998. She has served in several capacities on behalf of CBE including as the associate dean since 2009, and the Accounting and Finance Department chair from May 2018-December 19. 

Outside of the college, she has also been active on campus and in the community. She has served on the UWRF General Education Committee; Sustainability Faculty Fellows; Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies; Faculty Senate committees; the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation and the Institute of Management Accountants editorial board. 

“I am very excited to continue to work to bring together students, staff, faculty, leadership, and the community to engage with integrity and innovation to positively impact the region,” said Hukai. 

“I very much appreciate Dr. Hukai’s willingness to step into this role to serve her college at a crucial time in moving them forward,” said David Travis, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “I have great confidence that she will do a good job and I look forward to working with her.”   

Hukai has a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and is a licensed CPA in Wisconsin.

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