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educator , entrepreneur , merchant banker

Francis Dwight Jabara, American merchant banker, educator, entrepreneur. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois. Member Governor Kansas Advisory Board to Board Accountancy, 1962-1986; founder Venture Kids; member St. George Orthodox Christian Church; Member Rotary (former president Wichita), Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

Jabara, Francis Dwight was born on October 13, 1924 in Cambridge, Kansas, United States. Son of Farris George and Helen (Hourany) Jabara.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1948. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1949.

Career

Faculty Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1949-1989, associate professor accounting, 1954-1959, professor, 1959-1989, head department, 1962-1964, dean College Business Administration, 1964-1971, Wichita Society Accountants Distinguished professor business, 1971-1989, founder, director Center for Entrepreneurship, 1977-1989. President Jabara Ventures Group, since 1989. Chairman Jabara Family Foundation.

Board directors Commerce Bank of Wichita, Sheplers, Inc. Chairman Kansas delegation to White House Conference, 1986.

Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.

Membership

Member Governor Kansas Advisory Board to Board Accountancy, 1962-1986. Founder Venture Kids. Member St. George Orthodox Christian Church.

Member Rotary (former president Wichita), Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Tau Omega.

Connections

Married Geri Ablah, December 30, 1956. Children: Leesa, Lori, Harvey F.G.

father:
Farris George Jabara

mother:
Helen (Hourany) Jabara

spouse:
Geri Ablah

children:
Leesa Jabara

Lori Jabara

Harvey F.G Jabara