Dom DeSantiago

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of associate director of Fisher School of Accounting Dominique DeSantiago

It is with deep sadness that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business shares the loss of Dominique “Dom” DeSantiago. The former associate director for Fisher School of Accounting passed away on February 23. He was 63 years old.

Dom DeSantiago

DeSantiago earned both a BAcc (‘87) and a MAcc (‘89) from the University of Florida, was named Tax Student of the Year in 1980, was a recipient for the Snowball Fellowship for Graduate Study in 1988 and received the Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the University of Florida in 1988.

In May of 1994, after becoming a CPA and spending some time in public accounting, DeSantiago became Associate Director of Fisher School of Accounting where he served alongside Directors Doug Snowball, Jack Kramer, Joel Demski, and Gary McGill. He retired in August of 2015.

“He was dedicated to the success of our students and worked tirelessly to impart to them a sense of responsibility and professionalism,” said McGill. “Dom single-handedly created the modern role of the Associate Director in the Fisher School and many of the School’s structures and policies can be traced back to his ideas.”

As Fisher’s Associate Director, DeSantiago managed the operations and student governance of the School’s undergraduate and master’s programs, including supervising all program-related staff and graduate student assistants.

In addition to his duties as Associate Director, DeSantiago served as a lecturer, teaching numerous courses. He also served on Fisher’s Admissions, Awards, Curriculum and Petitions Committees, as well as several Warrington College of Business committees.