Business Accounting

ULM Foundation to announce Henry A. Little, CPA, Endowed Professorship in Accounting at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3

Published Nov. 30, 2021

The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation announces the establishment of the Henry
A. Little, CPA, Endowed Professorship in Accounting in the William D. Hoover School
of Accounting, Financial and Information Services in the College of Business and Social
Sciences.

 

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A press conference recognizing Little’s achievements and the endowed professorship
will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at Laird Weems Center.

 

His son, Todd Little, CPA, principal, and managing member at Little and Associates,
LLC, in Monroe, established the professorship.

 

Henry A. Little’s legacy

Henry Little graduated from then-Northeast Louisiana State College in 1961 with a
B.S. in Accounting. He received his Certified Public Accountant license on Jan. 31,
1964. Little was a partner at Luffey, Little and Company in Monroe with John Luffey
Sr. 

 

In 1992, Little founded Little and Company. He was a sole practitioner until his untimely
death in 1999. 

 

Little was committed to serving the university. He was a member of the ULM Alumni
Association Committee, ULM Annual Fund, ULM Financial Investment Committee, and the
ULM Athletic Scholarship Foundation. Little was president of the ULM Alumni Association
from 1974-75. On Oct. 28, 1999, he was honored with the Golden Arrow Award, the highest
honor bestowed upon a ULM alumnus for outstanding personal and professional achievement.

 

Todd Little discussed the legacy of ULM that runs in his family that led to his decision
to honor his father by establishing the professorship.

 

“Had it not been for the ULM Accounting program, it is doubtful that I would have
been able to pursue the career path that multiple members of my family and I have
pursued,” Todd Little said. 

 

Todd Little graduated in 1989 from then-Northeast Louisiana University and began his
accounting career at Luffey, Little and Company in 1989, where his father was a partner.
Todd and his wife Kathy have three children, Cheyenne, Sierra, and Auger. 

 

“ULM meant a lot to Dad, and I am honored to be a part of allowing his legacy in the
Accounting Program to continue. He truly loved this school,” Todd Little said.

 

About the endowed professorship

The Henry A. Little, CPA, Endowed Professorship in Accounting was established with
an initial investment of $60,000 which received a $40,000 match from the Louisiana
State Board of Regents to create a $100,000 endowment. The balance has grown to over
$138,000 and will support faculty within the ULM Accounting program in perpetuity. 

 

Jason Ashby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting, holds the Henry A. Little,
CPA, Endowed Professorship.

 

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Ashby

“One of the most appealing factors to me in selecting ULM as where I wanted to work
after my doctorate was the availability of professorships for the ULM Accounting program.
The professorship gives me access to the technology and statistical tools that are
required for my research. It also allows me to participate in professional development
opportunities that will help me to improve in the classroom and academia in general,”
Ashby said.

 

“Todd and Kandy Little have been advocates of ULM for many years and have significantly
impacted our community through their dedicated work in the field of accounting. This
endowment will continue to honor the legacy of Henry A. Little through the ULM Accounting
program,” said Morgan P. Morgan, Ed.D., ULM Foundation Development Officer.