African-Americans comprise just 3 percent of CPAs nationwide — but Dr. Frank K. Ross is working to help change that.After a 38-year career with KPMG, where he held such posts as mid-Atlantic area managing partner for audit and risk advisory services and managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office, Ross retired and now serves as director of the Howard University School of Business’ Center for Accounting Education, an entity that is focused on boosting the number of minorities in the accounting profession.

The center holds seminars, workshops and executive education sessions, as well as providing scholarships, funded in part by proceeds from the sale of Ross’s autobiography, Quiet Guys Can Do Great Things, Too: A Black Accountant’s Success Story.

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