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Vance Grange

Vance Grange

Associate Professor
FPA advisor
Departments: School of Accountancy
Location:  Business 805
Office Phone:  435.797.2702
Fax:  435.797.1475


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1987
MAcc, Utah State University, 1976
BA, Brigham Young University, 1972


Vance Grange joined the Utah State University faculty as a regular faculty member in 1983. He previously worked as Assistant Instructor of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin (1980-1983) and as Instructor of Accounting at Utah State University (1978-1980). He serves as Director of Taxation Programs (1983-present) and as Director of Personal Financial Planning Programs (1996-present) for the School of Accountancy. He worked as a Staff Accountant for Price Waterhouse & Co. (1976-1978) and operated his own tax practice as a CPA (1978-1994). He is affiliated with two related firms: Beacon Financial Planning LLC, a financial planning firm, and Independent 401(k) Advisors LLC, a retirement plan consulting firm. Dr. Grange teaches courses in taxation, personal financial planning, retirement and employee benefits planning, and estate planning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the Academy of Financial Services (member of the Board of Directors, 2003-present), the Financial Planning Association (member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Chapter, 2003-present), and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (Academic Affiliate member).

Dr. Grange has served as a member and chair of the Board of Examiners of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He is a Registered Representative and a Registered Investment Advisor Associate. Professor Grange was named School of Accountancy and Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Advisor of the Year for 2003 and 2004. He was named School of Accountancy Teacher of the Year for 2001.


Faculty Advisor of the Year - 2009

Research Area(s)

Financial planning and tax.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Brown, Anna Assistant Professor 435.797.2993 Business 808
Doyle, Jeffrey George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research, Professor 435.797.2882 Business 814
Grange, Vance Associate Professor
FPA advisor
435.797.2702 Business 805
Hunt, Rhett Lecturer 435.722.1767 UMC 5035
Jenson, Richard Professor 435.797.2335 Business 804
Mosman, Carol Staff Assistant 435.797.2334 Business 815
Nixon, J. Scott Adjunct Professor 801.560.9434
Olsen, Kari Assistant Professor 435.797.2331 Business 810
Olson, Adam Assistant Professor 435.797.5779 Business 802
Price, Richard Assistant Professor 435.797.8352 Business 812
Rasmussen, Teri Assistant to the Department Head 435.797.2330 Business 815
Shuman, Frank Principal Lecturer
IMA advisor
435.797.2339 Business 807
Simon, Chad Assistant Professor 435.797.9055 Business 806
Skousen, Chris Associate Department Head and Associate Professor 435.797.2429 Business 815
Stephens, Nate Associate Professor 435.797.8016 Business 803
Villarreal, Bonnie Lecturer, MAcc Director & Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi Advisor 435.797.3958 Business 816
Walther, Larry Department Head, and EY Professor 435.797.8697 Business 818