Texas Tech University

Doctoral Candidate Receives Prestigious Fellowship From Government Finance Officers of Texas

April Chavez

Casey Camors

Casey Camors, a third-year doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. in Business Administration program, has received a $5,000 Lynn F. Anderson Fellowship from the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT).

Established in 1933, GFOAT's mission is to enhance the quality of local government finance, to assist and support local government finance professionals across Texas, and to promote the public service profession.

For the past 35 years, GFOAT has awarded a yearly fellowship to a graduate student studying in the area of government finance. The award was named after Professor Lynn F. Anderson, known to thousands of Texas Public officials through his continuing education and professional development programs, which he devised on their behalf. Anderson was affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin for more than 50 years, holding a number of different administrative positions.

"Receiving this award from GFOAT is an immense honor, specifically because it was granted by my peers and individuals that share my passion for local government," said Camors. "I truly could not be more humbled and grateful for this recognition and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with and get to know the GFOAT family through conferences and events. I'm sure that the relationships I'm able to forge through this fellowship will be life-long."

Camors will be honored at GFOAT's annual conference, which will be held October 24-26 in Galveston, Texas. She will also be invited to participate in future conferences where she will have the opportunity to meet local government representatives from across Texas.

Camors earned her bachelors in accounting from Oregon State University in 2003. She will receive her Ph.D. in May of 2020 and plans to contribute to Texas communities, as well as other state local governments, through full-time research of governmental accounting, outreach with practitioners, and ongoing education of students in accounting.