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Dr. Daryl V. Burckel began his term as the seventh president of McNeese State University on July 1, 2017. He is a professor of accounting and holds the Arthur Hollins III Endowed Professorship in Accounting.
Dr. Burckel earned both his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1980 and his Master of Business Administration in 1982 from McNeese and then earned his Doctor of Business Administration in accounting from Mississippi State University. He attended McNeese on a football scholarship where he was starting middle linebacker for the Cowboys on two Southland Conference championship teams that played in the Independence Bowl. He was awarded one of four national NCAA-Postgraduate Scholarships that he used to earn his MBA and he is a member of the McNeese Hall of Fame.
He held faculty positions at the University of New Orleans and Mississippi State University before joining the McNeese faculty in 1992 and he served as head of the McNeese Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
Dr. Burckel is also a certified public accountant and a certified valuation analyst and his areas of expertise include financial analysis, business valuation of closely held business interests and taxation. He has performed extensive consulting work for local and state governmental agencies, small businesses and companies and served as a member of numerous boards and professional organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for JD Bank, the Louisiana Land Trust and the Council for a Better Louisiana.