Recognizing ACBSP’s Hispanic and Latin American Leaders During Hispanic Heritage Month

ACBSP celebrates the culture and contributions of our volunteer leaders of Hispanic and Latin American descent during Hispanic Heritage Month—September 15-October 15. Board of Directors Debbie Gaspard • Metropolitan Community College – Nebraska Board of Commissioners Clarissa Cota • College of Southern Nevada- Nevada Alvaro Carrizosa • Universidad del Rosario – Colombia Council of Regional … More Recognizing ACBSP’s Hispanic and Latin American Leaders During Hispanic Heritage Month

Dr. Augustine Boayke Becomes the Ninth President of Essex County College

Dr. Augustine Boakye is Essex County College’s 9th President, assuming the leadership position on July 21, 2020. Dr. Boakye started his Essex County College career in 2009 as an Associate Professor of Economics. In 2013, he was named Chair of the Division of Business. For the past year, he has served as Acting Dean of … More Dr. Augustine Boayke Becomes the Ninth President of Essex County College

Lesley University Appoints Dr. Jonathan Jefferson as Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Lesley University, in Cambridge, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Jefferson as chief academic officer and provost. Jefferson, who was named interim provost in June, has chaired the university’s Business Management Division, where he has been a professor since 2015. He led the faculty assembly in the 2019-20 school year and was its vice … More Lesley University Appoints Dr. Jonathan Jefferson as Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Dr. Sue Courtney Granted Emeritus Status by the ACBSP Board of Directors

When the ACBSP Board of Directors granted Dr. Sue Courtney, retired business professor from Kansas City Kansas Community College, Emeritus Status in May, she became the 31st person to be added to an honor roll of ACBSP’s most esteemed leaders.  If ACBSP had a first family, it would be Dr. Courtney’s. Her father was Jim … More Dr. Sue Courtney Granted Emeritus Status by the ACBSP Board of Directors

A. Commentary: ACBSP Leadership During a Once-In-A-Lifetime Crisis

There are certain moments in our respective lifetimes in which we remember exactly where we were when human life seemingly changed direction at that moment; forever etched in our minds. For some, it has been November 22, 1963, when America became united in grief after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr. For others, … More A. Commentary: ACBSP Leadership During a Once-In-A-Lifetime Crisis

A New Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt: Innovative or Predatory?

It’s no secret that student loan debt in 2019 is at the highest point ever in the history of higher education. The most recent student loan debt statistics show just how serious the student loan debt crisis has now become. According to a recent article in Forbes, there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Further, student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category, behind only mortgage debt, with borrowers on average owing more than $30,000 when they leave school; whether they graduate or not. … More A New Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt: Innovative or Predatory?

Student Teacher

During a recent lecturing opportunity, I was thinking about my work with the Kansas Legislature and how it fits with the broader principles of leadership. A former work colleague, Dr. Jonathan Fisk, asked me to speak to his MPA class at Auburn University. His focus was ethics and leadership in the public sector. These are concepts I think about often, but I had not previously had a reason to put my thoughts into text. It was a welcome exercise to spend time on the subject, and I thought I would share my thoughts for our readership. … More Student Teacher