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ACBSP Installs its First Board Chair From Latin America — Alejandro Cheyne, Bogotá, Colombia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (July 11, 2018)  Dr. Alejandro Jose Cheyne Garcia, Dean – School of Business, Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for 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. He is the first member affiliated with a university from Latin America to assume the office of Chair. The announcement was made at the ACBSP Annual Conference, held June 8-11 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Cheyne began his one-year term at the conclusion of that conference.


Dr. Cheyne has been instrumental in building awareness of ACBSP accreditation among business schools across Latin America for more than a decade. The helped establish the Latin American Council for Business Schools and Programs – ACBSP Region 9 in 2009, and served as the region’s secretary, vice present and president. He led the accreditation teams at two universities with which he was affiliated, the first was Uniempresarial – Fundacion Universitaria Empresarial, with business programs accredited by ACBSP in 2013, and most recently Universidad del Rosario, with business programs accredited by ACBSP in 2017. Dr. Cheyne has also been actively involved at the international level as well, serving on the ACBSP Strategic Planning Committee and serving as mentor and evaluator to many campuses pursuing accreditation through ACBSP.  


“Alejandro has a deep passion for his students and for enhancing the quality of business schools in Latin America and throughout the world,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President and CEO. “He is a respected leader in Colombia and is quick to share his rich knowledge of leadership and entrepreneurship. I look forward to being part of the audience this year as he brings a unique perspective to his role as Chair of the Board of Directors of this organization.”    


“I have had the chance to meet amazing people, who not only supported our accreditation process but who also invited me to participate in ACBSP,” said Dr. Cheyne. “Serving as secretary, vice president, and president of ACBSP Region 9 has allowed me to work with Latin American leaders to face their regional challenges and with ACBSP global leaders who demonstrate how schools can work together around education.” 


About Alejandro Jose Cheyne Garcia

Alejandro Cheyne holds a doctorate degree in pedagogy and studies in international management and business administration. He is considered one of the most important professors in higher education programs in Colombia. He is an Economist from Universidad del Rosario and he has developed a career around leadership and entrepreneurship. He is currently President of the Business Process Outsourcing, Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Information Technology Outsourcing Board in Colombia and Chair of the ACBSP Board of Directors.



ACBSP,, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries. FAQs / Accreditation FAQs


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