Quantcast

Longtime PSU accounting faculty member dies - KOAM TV 7

Longtime PSU accounting faculty member dies

Updated:
Don Cash Don Cash
gus.JPG gus.JPG
PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

Don Cash Sr., a retired faculty member who taught in the Kelce College of Business for 30 years and served as a department chair for 10, died earlier this month after battling Parkinson's Disease and cancer. 

Former students and faculty remember him as being passionate about his subject matter.

Cash, 87, passed away on Dec. 5, in Independence, Missouri, where he and his wife, Mary, had moved in 2014 to live in a retirement community. Mary, who had a long career teaching history and social science at Pittsburg High School, died just a few months after the move. 

The couple came to Pittsburg with their six children in 1966, when Cash joined the faculty at PSU. Cash taught accounting as an associate professor, serving for 10 years as chair of the Accounting Department until his retirement in 1996. He held professional memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Kansas Society of CPAs.  

David O'Bryan had Cash as both a teacher and a supervisor. 

"I had him for a class," said O'Bryan, who graduated with his bachelor's in 1985 and his master's in 1986. "And he was chair when I returned as a full-time faculty member in 1992. The constant that I remember most was that he was passionate about us having a high-quality accounting program at PSU – as passionate as anybody could be." 

Cash was tough, O'Bryan recalled. 

"It was a difficult class, but 10 years later I realized how very much I had learned – a tremendous amount," he said. "He wasn't afraid to let you find the answers on your own – that's part of what made it a good learning experience." 

Cash also was very active in the community, particularly in civic organizations, including serving as president of Sunflower Kiwanis, in leadership roles for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Incentives Task Force, on the Habitat for Humanity Board, and in Boy Scouts. Don was elected to a four-year term on the Pittsburg City Commission in 1997, serving as mayor from 1998 to 1999. He and his wife both were active leaders in their church. 

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6 at Community of Christ Church, 701 S. Walnut Street, Pittsburg, where he and Mary both were active leaders until their move from Pittsburg. 

The family has requested donations in Don's memory be made to The Don Cash Accounting Development Fund, 205 Russ Hall, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762-7547. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    A Joplin Officer and Wife Killed in Crash

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:25:49 GMT
    David and Stacey BrewerDavid and Stacey Brewer

    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

    More >>

    According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at NW 100th and Highway 160 west of Columbus, Kansas around 9:59 a.m. Friday morning, July 20th, 2018. Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Highway 160 when a 2007 Pontiac passenger car pulled onto the highway and the two vehicles collided. 42-year-old David Brewer was driving the motorcycle. His wife, 41-year-old Stacey Brewe...

    More >>
  • Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Miami Arson/Burglary Arrest, Court Documents Received

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:01:20 GMT
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    Joseph WilliamsJoseph Williams
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
    KOAM/FOX 14 receives court documents after a Miami, Oklahoma man is arrested for arson, burglary and drug possession. The Ottawa County Prosecutor's Office has charged 29-year-old Joseph Williams with the following: -One count of second degree arson (felony) for setting fire to Anders Shoes located at 27 South Main Street on July 10th, 2018 -Two counts of second degree burglary (felony) for breaking and entering into Anders Shoes twice in July of 2018 -One count of possession of...More >>
  • 17 Dead After Branson Duck Boat Sinks

    17 Dead After Branson Duck Boat Sinks

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:38:51 GMT
    Branson Duck BoatBranson Duck Boat

    Authorities say 17 people are dead and all are accounted for after a duck boat capsizes in Branson, Missouri.

    More >>

    Authorities say 17 people are dead and all are accounted for after a duck boat capsizes in Branson, Missouri.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.