Konstans, Dr. Constantine Born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 21, 1935, and passed away on May 20, 2013 - one day shy of his 78th birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Susan (Argue) Konstans, and his son, Andrew Charles Konstans. Connie is survived by his wife, Ekaterina Konstans; son, Stephen Konstans and wife, Joy, their children, Katherine, Christianna and Sarah; son, Gregory Konstans and children, Andrew, Christopher and Natalie; daughter, Anastasia; brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Audrey Konstans of Aberdeen, Maryland, and sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Benson of Little Elm, Texas. A longtime professor in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, he was honored this year with a UT Dallas endowed professorship in his name, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from D CEO magazine. Those accolades and others highlighted more than 50 years of academic and other achievements. He also lent his expertise-as a certified public and certified management accountant, a certified internal auditor and a certified fraud-examiner to professional causes. A past president and ongoing director of the local chapter of Financial Executives International, he had earned FEI's Lifetime Achievement Award a few years ago, both for his contributions to the group and for creating the JSOM-based Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance. An accomplished musician, Connie earned a Bachelor of Music, with honors, from Indiana University. Following a distinguished career as an officer in the US Army, he went on to earn an MA in accounting from The Ohio State University and a PhD in business administration from Michigan State University. He began teaching accounting full time at the University of Cincinnati and subsequently taught full time at Georgia State and Southern Methodist universities, as well as at the University of Memphis, before coming to University of Texas at Dallas in 1993. A visitation/memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas, and the funeral will be Friday, May 24, at 10 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. May his memory be eternal.
Published in Dallas Morning News on May 23, 2013