Don Cash Sr., a retired faculty member who taught in the Kelce College of Business for 30 years and served as a department chair for 10, died on Dec. 5, after a long illness. He was 87.

Don Cash, Sr.

Don Cash, Sr.

Cash came to PSU in 1966, teaching accounting for 30 years and serving for 10 years as chair of the department until his retirement in 1996.

“I had him for a class,” said David O’Bryan, an alumnus and a University Professor. “And he was chair when I returned as a full-time faculty member in 1992. The constant that I remember most was that he was passionate about us having a high-quality accounting program at PSU – as passionate as anybody could be.”

Cash also was very active in the community, particularly in civic organizations, including Sunflower Kiwanis, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Incentives Task Force, Habitat for Humanity, and Boy Scouts. He served as mayor from 1998 to 1999.

The family has requested donations in Don’s memory be made to The Don Cash Accounting Development Fund, 200 Shirk Annex, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762, in care of the PSU Office of Development.