Billy Morehead, Ph.D., CGFM, CPA, chair of accountancy, computer information systems, and finance at Delta State University, was recently elected the 60th national president of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). He is the first Mississippian and the first person from academia to serve as AGA national president. Morehead has been involved in AGA in many ways and at many levels throughout his 25-year career in state government and academia in Mississippi. He became an AGA member in 1986 while working at the State Auditor’s Office. Morehead has received several awards from AGA including the National Educator Award in 2007 and Presidential Awards in 1998 and 2007. He has 25 years of government financial management experience in the State of Mississippi. He has been at Delta State University since the fall of 2000, and in 2007 became the chair of accountancy, computer information systems, and finance and assistant professor of accountancy. He has served Delta State in other roles including vice president for finance and administration and interim dean of the College of Business. Prior to his work at Delta State, he worked for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) for 10 years as the CFO of two state hospital facilities. Before DMH, Morehead worked with the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration and the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office. Morehead graduated with a bachelor of business degree in accounting from Delta State University in 1984, a master of accountancy degree from Millsaps College in 1995 and a Ph.D. in international development from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. He is a certified public accountant, certified governmental financial manager and certified public manager.
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