Roark, Donald E. (1921-2008)
Accounting and Finance
Year Retired from SJSU
1986; FERP'd to 1988
Indiana University, Bloomington, 1957 DBA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1950 MBA
Harvard University Business School, 1944 Comm. As Ensign
De Paul University, Chicago, 1943 BSC
San Jose State University , 1955-1988
University of Hawaii (Visiting Prof.), 1965-1966
John Carroll University, 1953-1955
Indiana University, 1951-1952
Elmhurst College, 1946-1951
Administrative and Professional Experience
Public accounting (I am a CPA),
Director of 3 Silicon Valley start‑ups,
VP of Finance for a Silicon Valley start‑up, and
4 years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Co‑author of a book, Accounting Problems, Houghton‑Mifflin;
Author of a number of articles published in professional and academic journals.
I enjoy traveling with my wife, investing, playing bridge, going to concerts and reading. We live in the Villages (the perfect retirement spot) and are both involved in various activities in the Villages.
Date Completed: 9/96
Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.