The IACBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patrick Hafford as its new President. In his role as President of the IACBE, Dr. Hafford is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the strategic, marketing, operational, financial, and values leadership of IACBE. Pat previously served as IACBE Vice President of Operations.
Prior to joining the IACBE, Dr. Hafford was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He has also served in the position of Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education. He holds the academic rank of Professor of Management.
For the past 20 years, he has been president of Veridea Consulting, Inc., a management consultancy offering services in operating process improvement, transition planning and implementation, project design and execution, zero-based planning and budgeting, technology alignment with business needs, customer relationship development, and critical project intervention.
Prior to founding Veridea, he served as Vice President of Operations with International Data Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts. IDC is the world leader in market forecasting and analysis for the technology industry with offices in 42 countries and over 600 analysts worldwide. His responsibilities included publishing production, design and graphics services, editorial, fulfillment, distribution, software application development, real estate, and facilities management.
Formerly he held the position of Managing Publisher, Finance and Operations, for The Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston. In addition to his role as financial officer for the Society, his areas of management responsibility included fulfillment, manufacturing, broadcast operations, information technology, and translation services.
Pat graduated from Moorpark College in Moorpark, California. He earned his MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He has a Ph.D. in management with a concentration in strategic management from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Connect with Pat on LinkedIn
The mission of the IACBE is to advance academic quality in business programs through evidence-based accreditation that encourages institutions to build unique educational models to reflect their mission and vision. Through a collaborative, outcomes-based approach, the IACBE helps business schools worldwide improve the quality of their programs.
For further information on this announcement or any other IACBE news, please contact Ted Collins, J.D., Director of Marketing, Member Services, and Recruitment.