Chicago, Illinois (February 3, 2011) — Chicago-based Kendall College today announced that John Frech, 55, has joined the Kendall College School of Business as a full-time faculty member. Frech has more than 25 years of experience in banking and accounting, and formerly was lecturer at Kendall’s School of Business. He will teach courses in accounting, finance and economics.
"It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome John Frech to Kendall as a full-time faculty member within the School of Business," said Michelle Coussens, Dean of Kendall’s School of Business. "John began teaching in our program last spring as a full-time lecturer, and in that role, he made significant contributions to his courses, and he gave his own time to coach students on how to have successful careers in business."
Prior to joining Kendall College, Frech had a 25-year career in the banking industry where he served as external auditor, controller, chief financial officer, federal banking regulator, consultant and chief internal auditor. As a Federal Banking Regulator with the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, he authored many financial reporting and auditing regulations affecting Federally-insured banking organizations. In addition, he has collaborated with industry peers, regulators and professional organization leaders to establish consistent and effective solutions to audit issues and business problems. Frech has developed and delivered training programs for banking leaders, bank examiners and third world banking supervisors.
In addition to his teaching experience at Kendall College and Benedictine University, Frech is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Kent State University with a concentration in Accounting. He also received a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Baltimore, Maryland.
About Kendall College
Kendall College, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, offers undergraduate degrees in early childhood education, business, culinary arts and hospitality management. Current enrollment is approximately 2,400 students. The school occupies a stunning “Riverworks” campus near downtown Chicago. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. The Early Childhood Education program in the School of Education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for Type 04 Illinois Teacher Certification preparation (birth through Grade 3). Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. For more information, visit www.kendall.edu.