Gaspard’s election was first announced at the Council’s annual Business Meeting & Town Hall Forum, held June 26 during ACBSP Conference 2021 in Miami, Fla. Gaspard will serve a one-year term. Deborah Gaspard, a faculty member and director of the Marketing and Entrepreneurship programs at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, has assumed the office … More Professor Deborah Gaspard Becomes the First Woman of Color to Chair the ACBSP Board of Directors
The Board of Directors voted this fall to revise the ACBSP Mission and Vision Statements to better reflect the direction of the organization, now in its 32nd year, and steer ACBSP towards the future. The Board also proposed a set of Core Values to support the new Mission and Vision Statements. ACBSP Mission Statement ACBSP’s global mission is to … More Board of Directors Approves New Mission, Vision, and Core Value Statements for ACBSP
The 1980s kicked off a period in history that may well be summarized in a single statement: “greed is good,” as stated by the fictional character Gordon Gekko in the movie “Wall Street.” This period saw a “profit is all” mentality that went on for almost 30 years until the 2007–2008 worldwide financial collapse shone … More Business as a Force for Good
It is with heavy hearts that we address our members today. While words in themselves are inadequate to express our collective response of sorrow and frustration, we are mindful of the changes that need to occur to eliminate generations of discrimination and injustice. The death of George Floyd is unspeakably tragic and these incidents of … More ACBSP’s Commitment to Racial Equality
In the early days of quarantine, I found myself sending emails in my kitchen. As I was doing so, I could hear my wife on a conference call in the basement, while my youngest daughter and son were playing in the living room. Through it all, I heard my nine-year-old on a Zoom meeting with … More Staying Motivated and Maintaining Sanity in a Pandemic
It is truly my honor to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 year. I anticipate a year of unprecedented accomplishments with the continued membership growth and with institutional strength in ACBSP being of the highest importance. I look forward to working together with my fellow members of the Board of Directors, the ACBSP Boards of Commissioners, Accreditation Governance Board, ACBSP President/CEO Jeffrey Alderman, and the entire ACBSP team during the upcoming year. … More Anticipating a Year of Continued Membership Growth and Institutional Strength
When 160 institutions met in Kansas City nearly 30 years ago to consider the creation of a new specialized accreditation body for business education, I wonder if they ever envisioned the potential of what is now known as the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
I trust that most of the ACBSP membership, whether you are directly involved in the accreditation process or not, are aware that our accreditation standards and criteria follow the “Baldrige model.”