IACBE Governance Boards and Assemblies

  • Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is the governing and policy-making body of the IACBE, and is responsible for the general oversight of the organization’s operations and activities. More
  • Board of Commissioners: The Board of Commissioners is the independent accreditation decision-making body of the IACBE, and is responsible for determining the accreditation status of the business programs of IACBE members. More
  • Regional Assemblies: In order to advance its mission and goals, the IACBE has established Regional Assemblies that are regional associations of the academic business unit members of the IACBE. More
  • President's Council: The President’s Council is composed of the President of the IACBE and past chairs of the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners. More


Board of Directors

Composition of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of the five officers of the board, an elected board member from each of the Regional Assemblies as defined by the Board of Directors, and two academic business unit members-at-large. The Board of Directors also includes up to seven public members.

Membership of the Board of Directors (2017-18)

Board Officers – Executive Committee
Name Affiliation
Chair: Ms. Ann Tuttle Keuka College (NY, USA)
Vice Chair: Dr. Fredrick Chilson University of Montana Western (MT, USA)
Secretary: Dr. Jorge Cardenas Ashford University (CA, USA)
Treasurer: Dr. David Turi Felician College (NJ, USA)
Past Chair: Dr. Clara Munson Albertus Magnus College (CT, USA)
Regional Directors
Regional Assembly/Name Affiliation
Region 1: New England
Dr. Edward French
Franklin Pierce University (NH, USA)
Region 2: Middle States
Dr. Heather Pfleger
Gwynedd Mercy University (PA, USA)
Region 3: Southern
Dr. Chip Mason
Belhaven University (MS, USA)
Region 4: Great Lakes
Dr. Pamela Imperato
Davenport University (MI, USA)
Region 5: North Central
Ms. Rebecca Murdock
Bellevue University (NE, USA)
Region 6: South Central
Dr. Patsy Parker
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK, USA)
Region 7: Northwest
Ms. Hallie Neupert
Oregon Institute of Technology (OR, USA)
Region 8: Western
Dr. Susan Silverstone
National University (CA, USA)
Region 9: Vacant
Region 10: Asian
Dr. Byra Reddy
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (India)
Region 11: Latin American
Dr. Carlos Villatoro
Escuela Superior Internacional (Guatemala)
At-Large Directors
Dr. Patricia Cowherd Campbellsville University (KY, USA)
Dr. Carol Williams Stillman College (AL, USA)
Public Members
Ms. Dominique Bert IGS International (France)
Dr. Phillip Bussey Phillip Bussey & Associates, Inc. (MD, USA)
Dr. Les Crall Retired (OK, USA)
Ex-Officio Member
Name Affiliation
Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie President, IACBE

 

Role of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the general governance and oversight of the affairs of the IACBE and for establishing the policies and procedures essential to accomplishing the mission and goals of the Assembly.


Board of Commissioners

Composition of the Board of Commissioners 

The Board of Commissioners is elected by the voting membership of the IACBE, and is composed of at least seven commissioners from the accredited members of the IACBE and at least one commissioner representing the general public. The board also appoints a non-voting, ex-officio Secretary of the Board.

Membership of the Board of Commissioners (2017-18)

Board Officers
Name Affiliation
Chair: Dr. Laurie Yates Oregon Institute of Technology (OR, USA)
Vice Chair: Dr. Patrick Hafford Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA, USA)
Other Commissioners from Accredited Membership
Ms. Kerry Calnan Nichols College (MA, USA)
Dr. Lynda Fuller Wilmington University (DE, USA)
Dr. Michelle Reiss Spalding University (KY, USA)
Mr. Mark Hatton Geneva Business School (Switzerland)
Dr. Todd Herseth National American University (SD, USA)
Ms. Katalin Kovacs Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands)
Dr. Linda Kuechler Daemen College (NY, USA)
Dr. Rhoda Sautner University of Mary (ND, USA)
Public Member
Vacant
Ex-Officio Member and Secretary of the Board
Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie President, IACBE

 

Role of the Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners is the independent accreditation decision-making body of the IACBE, and is responsible for establishing the accreditation criteria, policies, and procedures of the Assembly.


IACBE Regional Assemblies

Region Number Region Name Composition
1 New England Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
2 Middle States Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
3 Southern Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
4 Great Lakes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin
5 North Central Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
6 South Central Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
7 Northwest Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
8 Western American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Utah
9 European Western, Central, and Eastern Europe
10 Asian Asia, India, Middle East
11 Latin American Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America
12 African Africa


President's Council

The President’s Council is composed of the President of the IACBE and past chairs of the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners.

Membership of the President’s Council (2017-18)

Name Affiliation
Dr. Phyllis Okrepkie President, IACBE
Dr. Vaughn Benson Wayne State College (NE, USA)
Dr. Steve Bovee Roberts Wesleyan College (NY, USA)
Ms. Kerry Calnan Nichols College (MA, USA)
Dr. Patty Castelli Lawrence Technological University (MI, USA)
Dr. Beth Castiglia Berkeley College (NJ, USA)
Ms. Katalin Kovacs Maastricht School of Management (The Netherlands)
Dr. Chip Mason Belhaven University (MS, USA)
Dr. Clara Munson Albertus Magnus College (CT, USA)
Ms. Ann Tuttle Keuka College (NY, USA)

 

Role of the President's Council

President's CouncilThe President’s Council is composed of the President of the IACBE and past chairs of the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners whose schools are current members of the IACBE. The purposes of the council are (i) to review the IACBE’s overall effectiveness in advancing its mission, (ii) to seek ways to add value to the IACBE’s academic business unit members, their parent institutions, the higher education community in general, and the public at large, and (iii) to engage in activities that enhance the IACBE’s ability to support and carry out the organization’s accreditation activities.