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The IACBE appoints new staff member.

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New Staff Member Joins the IACBE

Lenexa, Kansas, USA (October 2014) – After an extensive national search, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Hilton as the new Associate Director of Quality Assurance for the IACBE.

This appointment becomes effective on January 5, 2015. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Hilton to the IACBE team.

Dr. Robert HiltonAssociate Director of Quality Assurance:  Dr. Robert Hilton

Prior to joining the IACBE, Dr. Hilton served the University of the Ozarks (AR, USA) as a Professor of Management and Business for 30+ years and as Chair of the Division of Business, Communications, and Government for 16 years. During that time, he led the university’s efforts in achieving both first-time and reaffirmation of accreditation by the IACBE. In addition, Robert has served on the IACBE’s Board of Directors and as the IACBE’s Board Chair, Board Secretary, South Central Regional Assembly Vice President, site-visit team chair and team member, and as the IACBE’s primary representative at the University of the Ozarks.

Dr. Hilton’s association with the IACBE began in San Diego while attending the 2002 annual conference and assembly meeting. When asked about what attracted him to the IACBE, Robert replies that “throughout the San Diego conference, I noticed the collegiality among IACBE members, and I came to appreciate their genuine interest in helping me to improve the quality of the academic programs in business at the University of the Ozarks.”

As a member of the IACBE team, Robert indicates that “my goals are to (i) help students and their families evaluate the quality of academic programs in business, (ii) assist faculty in the advancement of scholarship and professional activity, (iii) provide administrators and academic business unit leaders with management tools to improve the quality of teaching and learning, (iv) assist business and industry leaders in their search for high-quality employees, and (v) increase society’s confidence that business students are learning what they are supposed to learn.”

Robert is a member of the Academy of Management and of Phi Beta Lambda’s Professional Division. In 2014, he received the IACBE’s John L. Green Award for Excellence in Business Education. Prior to that, Robert received the University of the Ozarks’ Hurie Award (Outstanding Senior) and was awarded membership in Beta Sigma Delta Honor Society and Alpha Chi National Honor Society. In his spare time, Robert serves on the building committee for his local church, and he supports the work of the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.

Robert holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of the Ozarks.

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The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-driven and outcomes-based. The IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world.

The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,100 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

The IACBE’s World Headquarters are located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, USA. For more information about the IACBE, please contact us here.

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