Professor Emeritus Delmer Hylton Dies

12.4.2008 General, News Release, School News

Legendary professor founded WFU's accounting program
Delmer P. Hylton, the tough professor who started Wake Forest's accounting program in the 1950s, died on December 2 in Winston-Salem. He was 88.

During his four decades on the faculty, from 1949 until 1991, Hylton was a hard-nosed, no-nonsense professor who emphasized hard work and integrity. He taught thousands of alumni who went on to successful business careers as he laid the foundation for what is today one of the top accounting programs in the country.