As the Director of the 150-Hour and Master of Accountancy Programs, Koni Daws works with the Director of the School of Accountancy and the 150 Hour Committee to formulate and implement a variety of strategic initiatives as well as operational functions to further enhance our nationally ranked accountancy program. She advises students in the program, works with firms to increase internships and full-time placement, and teaches a variety of classes. She co-facilitates the International Accounting study abroad class and trip which is a winter intersession study abroad course. The study abroad program travels to London, England each January where students visit public accounting firms, private companies and the International Accounting Standards Board. Koni has also taught Intro to Accounting for non-business majors and Cost and Managerial Accounting. She serves as the faculty advisor for NABA (National Association of Black Accountants and is a member of the Advising Council and the Advisors Forum.
Koni holds a Master of Accountancy degree from Mizzou, Master of Sport Administration from Wichita State University and a BSBA Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has extensive experience in public and private accounting, including five years with Coopers & Lybrand, two years with a regional public firm, and several years at a small retail store headquarters. She has also had a variety of academic/advising positions in athletics at Texas A&M-Commerce, Southern Methodist University, and Oklahoma State University. Koni has served as Director of Finance for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the College of Education at Oklahoma State University and most recently the athletic department at University of Nebraska at Kearney. She holds a CPA license in the State of Missouri and is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs (MSCPA).