A generous gift of $1 million from David and Ashley Dill, both graduates of Murray State University, has funded the Department of Accounting’s first and only Distinguished Professor of Accounting. The department has also received $250,000 of state matching funds. The faculty initiated a search for a distinguished teacher and scholar to fill the position. The Department of Accounting selected Dr. L. Murphy Smith as the David and Ashley Dill Distinguished Professor of Accounting. Dr. Murphy comes to Murray State from Texas A & M University and is a nationally recognized researcher who provides the department with additional teaching expertise in international accounting and ethics.