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The IACBE Establishes European Representative Office and Appoints Director
Lenexa, Kansas, USA (June 2014) – The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a European Representative Office and the appointment of Mr. Paul Mallette as the IACBE’s Director of European Operations and International Development.
European Representative Office
The IACBE’s European Representative Office will be located in Paris, France and will share offices with the Fédération Européenne Des Écoles (FEDE or the European Federation of Schools) – an IACBE partner organization.
The establishment of a European office is a tangible demonstration of the IACBE’s commitment to provide value-added accreditation and quality assurance services to both current and prospective members of the Assembly in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. In addition, the office represents an important step forward in the IACBE’s organizational advancement efforts and a significant contribution to achieving the IACBE’s strategic objectives of enhancing the Assembly’s global visibility and expanding its presence outside of the U.S.
The office will commence operations on September 1, 2014.
Director of European Operations and International Development:
Mr. Paul Mallette
Paul Mallette is a 25-year veteran of higher education. Over that time, he has held both teaching and administrative positions in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his position with the IACBE, Mr. Mallette also serves as the Director of Accreditations and Quality Assurance Operations for FEDE and is an adjunct faculty member in marketing at the Cultural Exchanges Abroad (CEA)-Global Campus in Paris and the École Supérieur de Commerce in Rouen, France.
Paul has served on numerous boards for both academic and humanitarian organizations, including service as a public member of the IACBE Board of Directors. He has been active in quality assurance in higher education for more than 15 years. Prior to his current appointment with the IACBE, Paul was also the General Director of the Europa Quality Agency for Higher Education (EQAHE), an accreditation and quality assurance agency for FEDE’s member institutions. In addition, Paul also served as the IACBE’s Director of Eurasian Operations from 2005 until January 2011.
Paul’s background also includes positions as manager of training and development programs at International Masters Publisher’s Paris office, Director of Admissions at Clark University’s Graduate School of Management in Worcester, MA, and Assistant Director of Communications at Fernald State School in Waltham, MA.
A native of Boston, Paul received his bachelor’s degree from the Boston University School of Public Communications, his Master of Business Administration degree from Clark University’s Graduate School of Management, and a graduate-level Certificate of Management Studies from Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education.
Paul travels widely for work and pleasure, and has lived in Paris, France since 1993.
Paul’s appointment becomes effective on September 1, 2014. We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Paul Mallette back to the IACBE family.
About the IACBE
Advancing Academic Quality in
Business Education Worldwide
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 1,000 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.