Penn State Great Valley seminar to discuss corporate governance

Scandals at firms such as Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia and HealthSouth have resulted in major changes in corporate governance requirements in the United States. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) instituted new requirements for auditors, audit committees and firm management teams, while the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq issued new rules concerning director independence, audit committees, compensation committees, nominating committees and codes of ethics.

Referring to a chapter he wrote for an upcoming book on corporate governance, Andrew Felo, associate professor of accounting, will discuss the impact and effectiveness of these changes at the Penn State School of Graduate Professional Studies’ Research Showcase, “Current Issues in Corporate Governance.” This free presentation is open to the public and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Main Building, Room 230. For more information, call 610-648-3200 or visit

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Last Updated March 19, 2009