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Business Educators & Industry Leaders From Three Countries Comprise 2016-17 ACBSP Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (July 20, 2016) The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels, is proud to announce its new Board of Directors for 2016-17. The elections and appointments were made at the ACBSP Annual Conference held June 17-20 in Atlanta, Georgia.


“Members of the ACBSP Board of Directors are among the best in their respective fields, and represent our global presence,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President/CEO. “I am honored to serve with this distinguished group as we strive to promote continuous improvement in the accreditation of business programs throughout the world,” he said.   


The following business educators and industry leaders were appointed to serve on the 2016-17 Board of Directors, with terms effective at the close of the Annual Conference on June 20, 2016:


2016-17 Board of Directors


 Dewayne Thompson — Lee University (United States) — Chair

 Mary Vaughan — College of the North Atlantic (Canada) — Chair-Elect

 Debbie Gaspard — Southeast Community College (United States) — Secretary

 Earl Godfrey — Gardner-Webb University (United States) — Treasurer

 Ron Galloway — Northwest Nazarene University (United States) — At-Large

 Charles Fazzi – Saint Vincent College (United States) — At-Large, 4-Year

  Kim Wong — Central New Mexico Community College (United States) — At-Large, 2-Year

 Ray Eldridge — Lipscomb University (United States) — Chair, Board of Commissioners — 4-Year

 Dennis Brode — Sinclair Community College (United States) — Chair, Board of Commissioners — 2-Year

 Bruce Stetar — Southern New Hampshire University (United States) — Immediate Past

   Commission Chair — 4-Year

 Michelle Byrd — Greenville Technical College (United States) — Immediate Past Commission Chair — 2-Year

 Betsy Davis — Florida State College at Jacksonville — Chair, Accreditation Governance Board

 Anthony Negbenebor — Gardner-Webb University — Chair-Elect, Accreditation Governance Board

 Hugh Hale — State of Tennessee Health Care Finance and Administration (United States) — Public Member

 Alex Perwich — Enactus United States — Public Member

 Pramod Thevannoor — SCMS Cochin School of Business (India) — Council of Regional Chairs Representative

 Jeffrey Alderman — ACBSP President/CEO — Ex-Officio Member



ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP,, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP currently has 1,215 member campuses, 238 of which are located outside of the U.S. Of those campuses, 968 have achieved accreditation and more than 150 are in candidacy for accreditation. Individual members on these campuses now exceed 13,000. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs


Contact: Melinda Dorning 913-339-9356 —