In Memoriam: George Dasaro

Longtime LMU accounting professor George Dasaro died on Feb. 18, 2017 after a long illness at his home in Westchester. He was 75 years old. George joined the accounting faculty at LMU in 1977 and was deeply involved in the university for 40 years.

“During the last four decades, George was dedicated to his family, his students and his profession – he was a man of high standards with a very caring heart,” said Dennis Draper, dean of LMU’s College of Business Administration.

A 1963 alumnus of Loyola University Los Angeles, George first came to campus in the fall of 1959 as a freshman, never dreaming that nearly all of his professional life would be spent ‘on the bluff.’ Generations of LMU graduates landed jobs with public accounting firms because of his guidance and recommendations, and he inspired thousands of alumni to master their craft and be men and women for others.

George received numerous awards throughout his illustrious career, including the Accounting Society’s Professor of the Year (nine times!), MBA Faculty of the Year, and the Department of Accounting Alumnus of the Year. He also served as the inaugural Paul A. Grosch Professor of Accounting from 2005-2006. Recently, he was posthumously inducted into the LMU Faculty Hall of Fame which honors faculty who made significant contributions to LMU through teaching, research, creative and/or scholarly works, and are exemplars of the teacher-scholar model of the Jesuit and Marymount traditions.

Prior to joining LMU, George worked as the treasurer of a privately-held manufacturing company, divisional controller of manufacturing for a NYSE-listed corporation and an auditor in public accounting. He was a CPA, held a certificate in fraud examination, and belonged to the American Accounting Association, the California Society of CPAs, and the Association of Fraud Examiners. He earned his master’s degree in accounting at Cal State L.A. in 1966, and his B.A. in accounting at Loyola University in 1963.

“I feel very fortunate to have spent the last 40 years of my life teaching accounting at LMU,” said George in 2016. “What makes this place special is the lifelong relationships that are formed with classmates, faculty and the university.”

George is being honored in perpetuity through the George A. Dasaro Endowed Fund in Accounting, which provides financial resources to ensure that the programmatic quality he helped build over the past four decades remains strong for generations to come. Donations may be made in Professor Dasaro’s memory to the Professor George A. Dasaro Endowed Fund in Accounting.

For questions, please contact Roberta Kuhlman, Director of Development, LMU College of Business Administration, at 310.258.5483 or