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Judith Eaton

Judith S. Eaton

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Dr. Judith S. Eaton is president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the United States. She has served as CHEA’s President since shortly after its founding in 1996.

A national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes approximately 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA serves as an outspoken advocate and a comprehensive source of information on accreditation and its value to society. The CHEA International Quality Group provides as an international forum to address issues related to accreditation and quality assurance around the world.

Prior to her work at CHEA, Dr. Eaton served as chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, as president of the Council for Aid to Education, the Community College of Philadelphia and the Community College of Southern Nevada and as vice president of the American Council on Education. She has held teaching positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Dr. Eaton has authored numerous books and articles on higher education and accreditation-related topics and addresses accreditation and quality assurance at conferences and meetings in the United States and internationally.

Wilfredo Giraldo

Director of Latin American Operations

Dr. Wilfredo Giraldo is the Director of Latin American Operations for ACBSP. He is based in Lima, Perù.

He is also the Director of the Business Quality Institute at San Martin de Porres University, whose mission is to reinforce linkage between university and industry by providing services to companies to improve its management in marketing, operations, human resources and administration. He is also conducting projects in fields of social responsibility and environmental management.

Giraldo studied Industrial Engineering at the National University of Engineering. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Applied Science Peruvian University Business School and a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the Graduated School of San Martin de Porres University, Lima, Peru.

Diana Hallerud

Associate Director of Accreditation

Diana Hallerud is the Associate Director of Accreditation for ACBSP. Previously, she was a Research Analyst for the Missouri Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (MOICC) for 6 years. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Secretary for Institutional Research at Central Missouri State University.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Management and Human Relations from Mid-America Nazarene University and a master’s of Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Since joining ACBSP, she has also served as a state Baldrige Examiner for the states of Kansas and Washington as well as serving on numerous ACBSP site visits.

Janice Stoudemire

Founder & President
Palmetto Academic Consulting Services

Janice Stoudemire, founder and president of Palmetto Academic Consulting Services, Inc., is recognized as a national leader and advocate for outcomes assessment and student learning outcomes with a focus on providing support for faculty around the world dealing with the day-to-day challenges in educational assessment and planning. She regularly makes presentations and conducts workshops at national and international conferences and also provides assessment consulting services for two and four-year institutions.

Stoudemire retired from Midlands Technical College (MTC) after 25 years of teaching and serving as the co-director of MTC’s Assessment Institute. In addition, she was responsible for the developing and deploying a college-wide student learning outcomes process at MTC.

Anthony Negbenebor

Dean Emeritus and Dover Chair of Business
Gardner-Webb University

Dr. Anthony Negbenebor is Dean Emeritus and Dover Chair of Business at the Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University. He is also Professor of Economics and International Business, and faculty advisor to ENACTUS students and World Trade Club (WTC). Anthony received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 1988. He completed summer studies on International relations at Universite De Paris (1), (Pantheon-Sorbonne) in Paris, France, and advance studies on Economic Development for Developing Nations at the London School of Economics, London, England. Anthony is the current past President of ACBSP and Chair-elect of Accreditation Governance Board.

Dewayne Thompson

Chair, Department of Business, Lee University
Chair, ACBSP Board of Directors

Dewayne Thompson serves as Chair of the Department of Business at Lee University where he has worked as both a full time faculty member and as an administrator over the past 33 years. Having served as a faculty member in business administration with a focus in management and ethics courses for 18 years, he moved to administrative positions for the past 15 years. In addition to administrative duties, he is a professor of management teaching to both undergraduate and graduate students. Thompson taught or lead seminars in Paraguay, Ukraine, and China. Additionally, other professional obligations required his travel to Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Cambodia, and Switzerland. He is involved in his local community serving on various boards and committees; moreover, he currently is serving on the local Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

He has served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of ACBSP Region 3, and is currently the Chair of the ACBSP Board of Directors. Other involvement with ACBSP includes serving as a site evaluator, mentor, committee membership, and committee chair.