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Pathways to Involvement

ACBSP offers a number of volunteer leadership opportunities for its individual members at both the regional and international level.

The Pathways to Involvement Kit is now available to download. This is the first version of the Kit and was completed in September 2014.

As a new member of ACBSP or a member who would like to be more involved with ACBSP, this Kit provides invaluable information on the levels of involvement available to you and lists ways to reach that level of involvement.

ACBSP has 16 committees that allow volunteer leaders from each region to participate in a specific area of governance or member services. The operation of ACBSP committees is implemented by policies and procedures adopted by the ACBSP Board of Directors.

In fulfilling their obligations as committee members, persons generally must agree to:

  • participate in at least two conference calls annually (one in November and the other in early April) and one in-person meeting at the conference;
  • be willing to take on responsibilities as assigned during meetings and fulfill these obligations in a timely matter;
  • in some cases, be willing to attend regional meetings to make a report and/or serve on a regional committee focused on the same subject area.

To learn more about the functions of these committees and upcoming vacancies, please visit the Committees Web page.


CHAMPION: This person “champions” the value of ACBSP and accreditation to other parties on campus. Often the CHAMPION may be the only person receiving materials from ACBSP and is responsible for responding to or distributing the information to other ACBSP members on campus. Examples include an annual update of individual member data and distributing printed brochures for the ACBSP Annual Conference. Only the CHAMPION and CO-CHAMPION or someone they delegate are eligible to vote for the institution in all issues of governance such as approval of standards, bylaws changes and election of officers.

CO-CHAMPION: The CO-CHAMPION position was added in 2007 to provide opportunities for succession planning and guarantee more than one leadership position on each campus. The CO-CHAMPION is responsible for carrying out the duties as described for the CHAMPION. Often, this is someone who may eventually serve as CHAMPION, attends ACBSP meetings or has direct responsibility for seeking and maintaining accredited status. The CO-CHAMPION often receives information sent to the CHAMPION and can update the institutional profile on Only the CHAMPION and CO-CHAMPION or someone they delegate are eligible to vote for the institution in all issues of governance such as approval of standards, bylaws changes and election of officers.

One CHAMPION and one CO-CHAMPION are designated on each member campus to serve as the main point of contact for ACBSP. To learn more about becoming a CHAMPION or CO-CHAMPION on your campus, please contact Jeffrey Alderman at

ACBSP offers training to become a volunteer mentor and/or evaluator for ACBSP schools going through the initial accreditation and re-affirmation processes.

Individuals must go through evaluator training and have served as chair of a site visit before being considered for mentor training. For more information, please visit the Foundational Evaluator Training page or contact Steve Parscale ( or Diana Hallerud (

To apply to become a mentor or evaluator, please fill out the Evaluator and Mentor Application Form online.

To learn more about how to get involved with ACBSP as a volunteer leader, please call 913-339-9356.

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