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Executive Bio - Steve Parscale

Steve Parscale

Steve Parscale

Steve Parscale is the Chief Accreditation Officer for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. (ACBSP).

Steve completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree, with a specialization in Management, from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona. He has a Master of Science in Management degree and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree from Friends University, an Associate of Applied Science degree from Butler Community College, and an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force.

Steve was appointed by the United States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology to serve in the capacity of Examiner on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He was the President for the Kansas Center for Performance Excellence. He served as team member, team leader, and Judge for the Kansas Award for Excellence. Steve is a Certified Quality Manager through the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Steve was the Director of Quality at Lee Aerospace, Inc. He was the President of the Sunflower Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Steve was the Program Director for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Quality Management, and a member of the Academic Advisory Council for Southwestern College, Professional Studies Center in Winfield and Wichita, Kansas.

Steve was the Superintendent of the Manpower and Quality office of the United States Air Force at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas for seven years as well as the Superintendent of Airfield Management and Air Traffic Control for three years. Steve retired from the United States Air Force after 28 years of service.

What is the most significant way in which ACBSP is impacting the business/business higher education culture?

"The accreditation process is the most significant way ACBSP impacts business/business higher education. The accreditation process requires schools to think and communicate what they are doing, how they are doing it and most importantly how can they do it better that translates into continuous improvement in advancing academic quality in all six standards:"

  • Standard 1: Leadership
  • Standard 2: Strategic Planning
  • Standard 3: Student and Stakeholder Focus
  • Standard 4: Measurement and Analysis of Student Learning and Performance
  • Standard 5: Faculty and Staff Focus
  • Standard 6: Educational and Business Process Management

In terms of your work with ACBSP, what values do you hold the highest?

"In terms of my work with ACBSP, I place the highest value on ACBSP’s student-centered focus, assurance of teaching excellence, and continuous improvement."