Haslam students completing their bachelor’s degree this spring and summer will be recognized in a virtual ceremony that will be available beginning Thursday, May 7th 2020. For more information visit commencement.utk.edu/
The Haslam College of Business will hold a “Virtual” Graduation experience for those masters and PhD students graduating in Spring 2020. Beginning on May 6th at 10:00 am EST, you may view the ceremony online. Be safe, stay healthy, and CONGRATULATIONS to our graduates.
During this time of social distancing, we are pleased to offer virtual commencement ceremonies to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. While this will never replace the in-person ceremony we had all hoped for, it does not diminish our pride in the many outstanding efforts of our graduates as well as our support for the amazing work you will do in the future. We are grateful to call you alumni and hope you will remain connected in many ways as you continue in your journeys.
Brian Foley (HCB, ’96, ’97), national tax partner at EY, serves audit and non-audit clients’ worldwide tax needs with an emphasis on accounting and reporting for income taxes. Foley began his career with EY in Cincinnati following graduation from UT’s MAcc program. During his career, he has spent nearly seven years in China, living in Shanghai and Hong Kong, serving inbound and outbound clients, working on over 20 U.S. and international IPOs, and leading EY’s Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services practice in Greater China. Today, he lives in Dallas, Texas.
Foley’s passion for UT has traveled with him from Knoxville to Cincinnati, China, Chicago, and most recently Dallas. In 2012, Foley was named Haslam’s Outstanding Young Alum of the Year. He enjoys returning to campus to meet students and faculty, to share his career experiences and insights, and see firsthand the quality of UT’s programs and graduates. While in China, he also hosted many of UT’s MAcc students on their international excursions.
Foley is a champion of diversity and inclusiveness and is a member of Ascend, Pan-Asia Leaders, and the National Association of Black Accountants. He also is a College Map mentor to high school students in Dallas.
Personally, Foley is grateful to his wife, Heather, and their four children who have adopted his love for UT and supported his nomadic career adventures.