Monday, March 21, 2011
The Professional Accounting Speaker Series (PASS) at SC State University will feature Uvette Pope-Rogers, certified public accountant (CPA) and chief financial officer (CFO) with the Children's Trust of South Carolina, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting healthy, nurturing relationships between children and adults. The series will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Belcher Hall, room 408. She will speak to accounting students on “Passing the CPA Exam and Accounting Career Opportunities in the Non-Profit Sector.”
The PASS is a collaboration between the accounting faculty, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). The goal of the series is to motivate students to attain skills to become CPAs by exposing them to professional accountants from the public accounting industry, government and the non-profit sector. The professionals offer advice on passing the CPA exam and preparing for a career in accounting.
Prior to joining the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, Pope-Rogers worked as the controller and assistant controller at the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission for more than seven years. After serving as an officer in the military, she then worked as an auditor at Rogers & Laban in Columbia, S.C.
Pope-Rogers is a graduate of Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. where she received her U.S. Army commission. She and her husband are the parents of three children. She is actively involved in community activities with the Columbia (S.C.) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the South Carolina Council of African American Studies. She is also a member of First Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C.