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About the IACBE

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.
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.

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.

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
Board Officers – Executive Committee
Name
Affiliation
Chair: Dr. Jorge Cardenas
The University of Arizona Global Campus (CA, USA)
Vice Chair: Dr. VJ Byra Reddy
Alliance University (India)
Secretary: Dr. Michael Dillon
South College (TN, USA)
Treasurer: Ms. Amanda Garcia
Elms College (MA, USA)
Past Chair: Dr. David Turi
Felician University (NJ, USA)
Regional Directors
Regional Assembly
Name
Affiliation
Region 1: New England
Bonnie Kennedy
Salve Regina University (RI, USA)
Region 2: Middle States
Dr. Kathy Kennedy-Ratajack
Wilmington University (DE, USA)
Region 3: Southern
Dr. Harika Rao
Lynn University (FL, USA)
Region 4: Great Lakes
Dr. Robin Hinkle
Franklin University (OH, USA)
Region 5: North Central
Dr. Shelly McCallum-Ferguson
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN, USA)
Region 6: South Central
Dr. Shelly Zaldivar
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (TX, USA)
Region 7: Northwestern
Dr. Belle Marie
Carroll College (MT, USA)
Region 8: Western
Dr. Charles Minnick
The University of Arizona Global Campus (CA, USA)
Region 9: European
Dr. David Anthony Prochazka
University of New York in Prague (Czech Republic)
Region 10: Asian
Dr. Robert Gharios
American University of Science and Technology (Lebanon)
Region 11: Latin American
Dr. Belinda Blessitt-Vincent
University College of the Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands)
At-Large Directors
Name
Affiliation
Dr. Carrie Gilligan
Carlow University (PA, USA)
Dr. Linda Cresap
Minot State Unviersity (SD, USA)
Public Members
Name
Affiliation
Vacant
Vacant
Ex-Officio Member
Name
Affiliation
Dr. Archish Maharaja
Interim President
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
Board Officers
Name
Affiliation
Chair: Dr. Sharon Beaudry
Oregon Institute of Technology (OR, USA)
Vice Chair: Ms. Kathy Baughman, CPA
Juniata College (PA, USA)
Other Commissioners from Accredited Membership
Name
Affiliation
Dr. Anthony Fabrizio
Curry College (MA, USA)
Dr. Nipoli Kamdar
California State University Maritime Academy (CA, USA)
Dr. Na "Lina" Li
Baker College (MI, USA)
Dr. Nicole Ortloff
University of Holy Cross (LA, USA)
Dr. Heather Pfleger
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PA, USA)
Dr. Michelle Reiss
Spalding University (KY, USA)
Dr. Lou Ruvolo
Felician University (NJ, USA)
Public Member
Name
Affiliation
Ms. Laurie Barr
(OR, USA)
Ex-Officio Member and Secretary of the Board
Name
Affiliation
Dr. Archish Maharaja
Interim President
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
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