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

Geneva College is one of only 15 CCCU schools in the nation that offers an ABET-accredited, four-year engineering program.

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Upcoming Events
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
Activities for those interested in business majors include simulations and networking with current students, faculty and local business leaders.