Scholarship Honors Legacy of Professor Sandra Shelton

Sandra Shelton

Sandra Shelton | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds

Last fall the Driehaus College of Business lost one of its most influential faculty members. Sandra Shelton, an accountancy professor who mentored PhD candidates of color across the nation, died on Oct. 4. Shelton taught auditing and corporate governance at DePaul for 27 years, and as one of the founding members of the nonprofit PhD Project, she encouraged students of color to become business professors, including several who now teach at DePaul.

In 2016 she was named the KPMG/Neil F. Casson Endowed Professor of Accountancy in recognition of her contributions to business education and the accounting profession. DePaul has established the Sandra Shelton Memorial Scholarship to honor Shelton and carry on her legacy. Learn more about Shelton’s lasting impact and the scholarship at

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