Dennis Hanno is Isenberg Accounting Alumnus of the Year

April 4, 2013

Dennis Hanno'90 Ph.D. CPA,  Graduate Dean and Vice Provost at Babson College and former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Matters at Isenberg, will be honored on April 18th by Isenberg's Department of Accounting at its 40th Annual Recognition Banquet. Since leaving Isenberg in June 2006 to become Babson's undergraduate dean, Hanno has remained true to his accounting and Isenberg roots. In December 2007, he met with Isenberg accounting grad John Spinney '87 to jump-start the alumni-driven initiative that yielded the privately endowed Richard H. Simpson Professorship in Accounting.


At the same time, Hanno was securing his legacy as an inspirational, legendary academic leader at Babson--just as he had during his eight years as undergraduate dean at Isenberg. Last July, Babson appointed him as Murata Dean of its F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and as the college's Vice Provost. In the first role, he has energized and brought innovation to the graduate school. In the second, he has brought best practices to campus-wide support services including admissions, student affairs, registrar, athletics, international programs, and student financial services.


As undergraduate dean at Babson and Isenberg, Hanno championed experiential learning, interdisciplinary education, student involvement in both institutions' surrounding communities, and overseas study--including his own trips with students to Ghana. His infectious energy and innovative programs have generated extraordinary enthusiasm and involvement--especially among students and younger alumni.


Hanno joined Isenberg's accounting faculty in 1992; he was the School's undergraduate dean from 1998 through 2006. Before Isenberg, he was an assistant professor at Boston College from 1990-1992.


Hanno is Chair for the Educators Credential Committee of the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy. He is also a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and serves on the AICPA's Virtual Grassroots Panel.


In addition to his Ph.D. from Isenberg, Hanno earned an M.S. degree in Accounting from Western New England University and a B.B.A. degree in accountancy from Notre Dame University.