Sidney G. Winter
Sidney G. Winter had a very long and prominent career as a faculty member at the University of Iowa. He served as the second dean of the College of Business Administration from 1950 to 1963. He came to Iowa as an assistant professor and head of accounting in 1924, became professor and head of accounting in 1929, and held this position until his appointment as dean.
When he succeeded Chester A. Phillips as chief administrator in 1950, the college was called the College of Commerce. The name was changed in 1953 to reflect what Dean Winter said was "the steady shift of emphasis toward training for administration or managerial functions in the economy." Dean Winter provided dedicated leadership to the university during one of the college's most critical periods of development.
Dean Winter was a certified public accountant in both Iowa and Illinois and served as president of the American Accounting Association (1939), the Iowa Society of CPAs (1944), the Association of CPA Examiners (1949), and the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (1959).
He received his bachelor's degree in economics (magna cum laude) from Colorado College in 1921. He earned a master's degree at the University of Illinois in 1923, and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Colorado College in 1964.
In light of his dedicated leadership and contribution to the University of Iowa, the accounting faculty established the Sidney G. Winter Distinguished Lecture Series in his honor in 1982.
He passed away on Feb. 6, 1970, at the age of 74.