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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Richard Callahan

Richard Callahan

Richard Callahan

Executive-in-Residence - Accounting

Office:  GH 515
Phone:  270-745-2924


Mr. Callahan is a licensed CPA and is a retired partner of BKD, LLP, one of the ten largest accounting firms in the U.S. He specialized in tax planning and consulting for business owners for most of his thirty-two year career in public accounting. He has assisted multiple business owners with business succession, including sales of businesses to ESOPs. He was the Tax Director for the Bowling Green, KY office of BKD, LLP for twenty years. He was accredited in business valuation by the AICPA and was a licensed Certified Financial Planner until retirement from public accounting in 2007.


M.S., Accounting, University of Kentucky
B.A., Business and Chemistry, Centre College of Kentucky

Mr. Callahan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves on the board of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.

He has been active in various community organizations, such as United Way, Capitol Arts Alliance, and the Commonwealth Health Foundation. He is a 1992 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 through 1973.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14