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William C. Lins

William Charles Lins, 86, of Mount Kisco, New York, professor emeritus who retired in 1993 from Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, passed away at home on December 27, 2016.

Lins, who first attended Pace College then earned a master in business administration degree at Rutgers, spent 37 years in graduate education, first at Columbia University’s Graduate Business School and then at Rutgers, beginning here when the business school was known as the Graduate School of Management.

During his 29 years at Rutgers, he served on numerous university committees and also served as university senator, chairman of the accounting and information systems area, and director of the professional accounting program.

He was also a certified public accountant and held memberships on several corporate boards of directors.

Lins’s particular areas of interest included accounting theory, auditing, cost accounting, controllership, and information systems. His research and publications included books and articles on accounting theory, cost accounting, auditing, and white-collar crimes in not-for-profit organizations. In addition to teaching, he maintained a small CPA practice, primarily providing auditing services for not-for-profit organizations.

Lins was recognized by the State of New Jersey with a commendation for his philanthropy and community service. His volunteer work was extensive, including serving on the board of trustees of the River Edge Public Library for more than 40 years and serving on a variety of committees for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Surviving are a daughter, Victoria B. Lins (and her husband, Brian D. Bubb), and a grandson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his honor to Geneva Point Center, 108 Geneva Point Road, Moultonborough, New Hampshire, 03254.

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