Robert H. Garnett Chapter
Our chapter was founded in 1984 by Dr. Robert Garnett (pictured below 3rd from left, standing), with the National Honor Society division being founded in 1988. The Southwest Texas State University FMA chapter was named the Robert F. Garnett chapter in 1992, in honor of it's founder. Dr. Garnett was aided by Dr. James Stutzman (a current professor here, at Texas State), who helped to run the organization until 1994.
Since its creation at Texas State, our chapter has brought numerous great speakers to our university, created member's resume lists to give to potential employees, and raised money to support our organization and its members. FMA continues to grow each year, and is now being advised by Dr. Janet Payne. To read more about Dr. Payne, visit her biography and letter to our memebers.
The mission of FMA International is to serve the global finance community by:
- broadening the common interests between academics and practitioners
- providing opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners and students
- promoting the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices
- enhancing the quality of education in finance.
"To be the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making."
Established in 1970, the Financial Management Association (FMA) is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. The mission of the FMA is to broaden the common interests between academicians and practitioners, provide opportunities for professional interaction between and among academicians, practitioners and students, promote the development and understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices, and to enhance the quality of education in finance.
FMA's members include finance practitioners and academicians and students who are interested in the techniques and advances which define the field of finance.
Consistent with this mission, the members of FMA share the following values and beliefs:
- Professional integrity is a critical component of quality research, education and practice.
- Respect, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse needs and interests of others are necessary to achieve mutually beneficial interaction among academicians, practitioners and students.
- Free and open discourse and interaction among academician, practitioners, and students are essential to the origination and evaluation of new ideas and the improvement of financial decision making.
- Open governance, broad-based participation, and continuous improvement in quality of services are critical to achieving FMA International's mission.
International history taken from www.fma.org.