ACBSP’s inaugural Deans Symposium, held in Chicago, IL from September 16 – 18, was attended by 115 deans, aspiring deans, and department chairs. “Look out for a new class of

“Look out for a new class of Super Deans to emerge from #ACBSPDeans Symposium,”
tweeted Dawn Kaiser, Professor at American Intercontinental University.

The idea behind the symposium was to allow business program administrators to sharpen their skill set and stay relevant. The theme of the event exemplifies Going Beyond Accreditation, an idea that came from Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President/CEO.

“There have only been a few events in my life that have truly inspired me to reach the highest levels of growth in my professional career,” said Dr. Alla Wilson, Dean, School of Global Business at Arcadia University. “As the Dean of the School of Global Business at Arcadia University, I’ve had the opportunity to attend professional Dean’s conferences all over the world. The ACBSP Inaugural Dean’s Symposium was a highlight of my participation with business accrediting organizations. This program was a call for the participants to grow and develop leadership skills, while gathering best practices to provide our business schools with real solutions and opportunities we can implement upon returning to our schools.

If you missed the inaugural symposium, no worries. Join us in Chicago, IL from September 8 – 10, 2017!


Posted by Maliha Khan

Maliha is the Digital Content Coordinator at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Her role focuses primarily on improving ACBSP's use of digital technologies and maintaining a strong online presence. She serves as staff liaison to the Digital Media Communications Committee. Maliha manages the ACBSP Impact blog, and is Assistant Editor of ACBSP Update, a digital publication released quarterly. To submit an article, or for general inquiries, please email Maliha studied Communications at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, then proceeded to complete a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University in 2016. Passionate about digital marketing, she started Khanect the Dots, a digital marketing consulting firm helping business connect the dots between social media, content strategy, and digital marketing. Recently, she served on the board for the Social Media Club of Kansas City. In her free time, Maliha loves to spend time with family, travel around the world, dig into current digital marketing + web design trends, photograph nature, and mentor youth.

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