DelVal professor Liz Kolar wins business award

Oct 27, 2009

Elizabeth Kolar, an assistant professor of business administration at Delaware Valley College,  has received an Influential Woman of the Year award from the American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation..


The award was presented in Las Vegas on Oct. 20 at a joint convention of the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Woman's Society of CPAs. Kolar won her award for the Northeast Region.


The foundation honors companies and individuals across the country for their commitment to work/life balance, leadership and financial literacy.

"I am deeply honored to have been chosen to receive this award," Kolar said.  

Kolar is co-founder of the Philadelphia CPA Review and recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Educator Award given by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

After graduating from Pace University in New York, Kolar began her career in the mid-1980s in the accounting and auditing department at Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).  She has taught for more than 20 years at Pace, Seton Hall University, Bucks County Community College, and now with Delaware Valley College.

"I incorporate the CPA Exam into my classes and other outside skills that are important," Kolar said. "I challenge them personally, professionally, and academically. I strive to inspire students to achieve their greatest potential."