Tentative Schedule

The Symposium runs September 8-10, 2017. The following is a tentative schedule and is subject to change as the date approaches. Speakers for each session or panel are still being confirmed.

One-on-One appointments with the ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer may be arranged throughout the Symposium at the Registration Desk.

Friday, September 8

EventStartEnd
Information and Check-In Desk
(Closed between 12:30 - 2:00 PM)
9:00 AM5:00 PM
Exhibitor Marketplace12:00 PM4:00 PM
Opening Luncheon - "Adding Value to Business Education"
Benjamin Ola Akande, President, Westminster College
12:00 PM1:30 PM
Attendee & Exhibitor Networking1:30 PM2:00 PM
"Interaction with the Community/Maximizing the Business Advisory Council" - Concurrent Session
Ray Eldridge, Dean, Lipscomb University
2:00 PM3:15 PM
"Student Recruiting Strategies" - Concurrent Session
Tilokie Depoo, Chief Academic Officer & Dean, Metropolitan College of New York
2:00 PM3:15 PM
Attendee & Exhibitor Networking/Refreshment Break3:15 PM3:45 PM
Sponsor and Exhibitor Presentations
  • Myrna Pinto, Director, University of Puerto Rico (Moderator)
  • Gelsey Colon Quinones, Accreditation Coordinator, University of Puerto Rico (Moderator)
3:45 PM5:00 PM
Welcome Reception5:00 PM6:30 PM
Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, September 9

EventStartEnd
Information and Check-In Desk
(Closed between 12:30 - 2:00 PM)
8:00 AM5:00 PM
Breakfast8:00 AM9:00 AM
"Strategic Planning during Challenging Times" Panel Discussion
  • Dewayne Thompson, Dean, Lee University (Moderator)
  • Alejandro Cheyne, Dean, Universidad del Rosario
  • Shane Griffith, Associate Dean, Lee University
  • Scott Hicks, Dean, Liberty University
  • Anthony Negbenebor, Dean Emeritus, Gardner-Webb University
  • Bert Wolfs, Academic Dean, SBS Swiss Business School
9:00 AM10:30 AM
Attendee & Exhibitor Networking/Refreshment Break10:30 AM11:00 AM
"Role of Diversity in Higher Education" - Concurrent Session
  • Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Dean, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
  • Joe M. Ricks, Jr., Chair, Xavier University of Louisiana
11:00 AM12:30 PM
"Developeing Student Activities" - Concurrent Session
  • Melanie A. Hicks, Chair, Liberty University
  • Scott Hicks, Dean, Liberty University
11:00 AM12:30 PM
Keynote Luncheon - "Successful Fundraising for Deans"
Ken Tucker, President, The University of West Alabama
12:30 PM2:00 PM
"Managing Conflict in the Business School" - Concurrent Session
Terry Truitt, Dean, Anderson University
2:00 PM3:15 PM
"Creating Global Partnerships" - Concurrent Session
  • Joe Walenciak, Dean, John Brown University
  • Bert Wolfs, Academic Dean, SBS Swiss Business School
2:00 PM3:15 PM
Attendee & Exhibitor Networking/Refreshment Break3:15 PM3:45 PM
"Prioritizing and Maximizing Resources" - Concurrent Session
Maneesh Sharma, Dean, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus
3:45 PM5:00 PM
"New Trends in Higher Education" - Concurrent Session
  • Bruce Stetar, Senior Executive Director, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Mary Vaughan, Dean, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
3:45 PM5:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, September 10

EventStartEnd
Information and Check-In Desk8:00 AM12:00 PM
Breakfast: Accreditation Q&A
Steven Parscale, Chief Accreditation Officer, ACBSP (Moderator)
8:00 AM9:00 AM
"Leading and Sustaining Accreditation" Panel Discussion
  • Steven Parscale, Chief Accreditation Officer, ACBSP (Moderator)
  • Tilokie Depoo, Chief Academic Officer & Dean, Metropolitan College of New York
  • Myrna Pinto, Director, University of Puerto Rico
  • Bruce Stetar, Senior Executive Director, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Mary Vaughan, Dean, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
9:00 AM10:30 AM
Attendee & Exhibitor Networking/Refreshment Break10:30 AM11:00 AM
"Good to Great: What Makes an Effective Dean" Panel Discussion
  • Anthony Negbenebor, Dean Emeritus, Gardner-Webb University (Moderator)
  • Alejandro Cheyne, Dean, Universidad del Rosario
  • Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Dean, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
  • Cara Beth Johnson, CPA, Chair, Northern Oklahoma College
  • Joe M. Ricks, Jr., Chair, Xavier University of Louisiana
11:00 AM12:00 PM
Symposium Concludes12:00 PM

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