Geneva College

 

 

Gary P. Vander Plaats

vander_plaats.jpgOffice Phone: 724-847-6619
gpvander@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Director, MBA Program
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Ethics

Degrees Received

  • D.B.A. Finance, 2009, Anderson University
  • MBA Finance, 1984, University of Iowa
  • B.A. Accounting, 1982, Dordt College

Courses Taught

  • ACC 256 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 350 - Accounting Systems and Application
  • ACC 357 - Taxation
  • ACC 365 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUS 400 - Biblical Management & Business Ethics
  • BUS 510 - Financial Management
  • BUS 515 - Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 516 - Valuation & Investment Decisions

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Calvin Award, Dordt College, 2004
  • CMA (Certified Management Accountant), Institute of Certified Management Accountants, 1995
  • CCM (Certified Cash Manager), Association for Financial Professionals, 1989
  • CPA, Iowa Board of Accountancy, 1984

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member Institute of Management Accountants
  • Member Iowa Society of CPAs

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Seven years of experience with McGladrey & Pullen (national public accounting firm) and 2 years of experience with McGrath Automotive Group as Vice President of Finance. First teaching experience was with the University of Iowa beginning in 1984.
  • Mostly happily married (Jean) with 10 children, 50% of which are still in the nest. Attempting to home school, the final success rate to be determined. “The proof is in the pudding” as my father used to say.
  • Taught internationally in China (seven times), Canada, South Africa, Thailand, and Indonesia (internship coordinator). Special affinity to China as our five adopted children are from China.
  • Active member of Christ PCA and the Vander Plaats extend our hearty welcome to all students who are interested in attending.

 

Point of Excellence

A great majority of Geneva students – 70% – complete internships during the course of their study.

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Upcoming Events
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Johnstown Open House for Master's in Organizational Leadership
The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Johnstown Industrial Development Inc. on July 30.
PUBLICATIONS
July issue of @Geneva
Read about Proactive Stewardship.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Beaver Falls Community Crime Watch Day
On Sat., Aug 2, this popular annual event kicks off in a new way.
PUBLICATIONS
June issue of @Geneva
Read about chemistry program grants.
INCOMING STUDENTS
Freshman Expedition registration is open
First-year students can meet new friends and prepare for the college transition prior to Welcome Week through outdoor adventure activities.