Business administration faculty member Jay Sukits of the Katz Graduate School of Business is the inaugural recipient of the CFA Society Pittsburgh’s Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award. The award recognizes educators who best demonstrate a commitment to financial literacy education in the spirit and tenets of the CFA designation.
Sukits was honored for his efforts to expand financial literacy among college students. Three years ago, he created a one-credit Personal Financial Planning course for undergraduates, in which students create a personal financial plan to outline their financial goals.
In addition, his work was instrumental in developing the organization’s annual Collegiate Personal Financial Planning Competition, launched in 2015. Sukits’ original format for a financial plan was adopted as the submission criteria for participating students. Read more about Sukits' honor at Katz's website.