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Official Notice of 2018-19 ACBSP Call for Nominations

Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Giles Rafol

2018 Official Call for Nominations

The following notice is given as a call for nominations for candidates for the noted officer, director, commissioner, and Accreditation Governance Board positions. Nominations are conducted with due regard for representation of geographic areas and characteristics of member institutions.

ACBSP Officers and Board of Directors

Notice is hereby given for the following officer and director positions. All Officers and At-Large Directors must have previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, as a member of either Board of Commissioners, as chair of a standing committee or as an officer of an ACBSP Regional Council.

Vice Chair

This is a new position that was created with a governance restructuring through a change in the Bylaws as approved by the membership in June 2017. The Vice-Chair serves for a one-year term as an advisor to the Chair and Chair-Elect, and substitutes for the Chair-Elect in his or her absence or if he/she is unable to serve. Upon conclusion of the term of Vice Chair, the Vice Chair automatically assumes the office of Chair-Elect; after which, then shall serve as Chair. The Vice Chair serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and is expected to serve as a Co-Chair of ACBSP Conference 2020 in Chicago, IL, and Co-Chair of the ACBSP Conference 2121 (location TBA). The Vice Chair for the 2019-2020 year must be from an associate degree institution.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the appropriate stewardship of Council funds. The Treasurer presents a report at the Annual Business Meeting of the Council or at any time a report is requested. The Treasurer coordinates the preparation of the annual budget, arranges for a yearly audit of the financial records, and is responsible for an itemized account of all receipts, expenditures, and investments. The Treasurer is an ex-officio member of the Audit Committee. While not required, the Nominating Committee gives preference to individuals that teach accounting and/or who is a CPA. The Treasurer serves a three-year term and may be elected to a second consecutive three-year term. Earl Godfrey, Gardner-Webb University (NC), Region 3, is serving his second two-year term and is not eligible for re-nomination for an additional three-year term.

At-Large Director — Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Institution

Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree At-Large Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-nominated to serve a second term of office. Tilokie Depoo, Metropolitan College of New York (NY), Region 1, is serving a partial term and is eligible for re-nomination for a new term that would conclude in 2022.

At-Large Director — Associate Degree Institution

Associate Degree At-Large Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and may be re-nominated to serve a second term of office. Gary Mrozinski, Luzerne County Community College (PA), Region 2, is serving a partial term and is eligible for re-nomination for a new term that would conclude in 2022.

Board of Commissioners — Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Program

Notice is hereby given for four vacancies on the Board of Commissioners of the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Commission. In addition to all other qualifications, Commissioners must be affiliated with an accredited Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree institution. All Commissioners serve a three-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive term. Board members are expected to attend meetings each November, April, and June, and review materials in advance of each meeting. All nominees must confirm the endorsement and support of their institution for the time and expenses necessary to fulfill the duties as a Commissioner.

The following individuals currently serving as Commissioners have terms that are expiring and are eligible for re-nomination for term(s) that would conclude in 2022:

  • Ray Eldridge, Lipscomb University (TN), Region 3
  • Justin Matus, Wilkes University (PA), Region 2
  • Rosilda Miranda, Universidad Apec: Unapec, Dominican Republic, Region 9

The following individual currently serving as Commissioner has a term that is expiring and is not eligible for re-nomination:

  • Freda Hartman, Capella University (MN), Region 4

Board of Commissioners — Associate Degree Program

Notice Is hereby given for two vacancies on the Board of Commissioners of the Associate Degree Commission. In addition to all other qualifications, Commissioners must be affiliated with an accredited Associate Degree institution. All Commissioners serve a three-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive term. Board members are expected to attend meetings each November, April, and June, and review materials in advance of each meeting. All nominees must have the endorsement and support of their institution for the time and expenses necessary to fulfill the duties as a Commissioner.

The following individuals currently serving as a Commissioner have a term that is expiring and are eligible for re-nomination for a term that would conclude in 2022:

  • Carol Ricke, Pratt Community College (KS), Region 5
  • Amy Ross, Walters State Community College (TN), Region 3

Accreditation Governance Board

Notice is hereby given for one vacancy on the Accreditation Governance Board (AGB). All AGB members must have served on one of the Boards of Commissioners and be from an accredited institution. The terms of office preclude individuals from serving concurrently on the Board of Commissioners. The AGB shall assist both Boards of Commissioners in establishing, documenting, and periodically reviewing broad accreditation policies and procedures essential to accomplishing the objectives and appropriate functioning of the two Commissions.

The following individual is not eligible for re-nomination:

  • Janice Stoudemire, Emeritus Member

Nominating Process

Nominations for all positions for the Board of Directors, Board of Commissioners, and Accreditation Governance Board should be submitted to the President/CEO, who is required to forward them to the respective Nominating Committees. Self-nominations are permitted and may be enhanced by letters of recommendation. All nominations should be sent directly to Jeffrey Alderman at jalderman@acbsp.org or by mail to the Council offices at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213. All nominations must be received by Saturday, December 1, 2018.

The Nominating Committees may identify candidates beyond those received. By January 31, 2019, the Nominating Committees shall submit a slate of candidates to the President/CEO who will then forward the slate to all Champions and Co-Champions by March 1, 2019, providing an opportunity for write-in nominations.

Write-in nominations of any individual from five percent (5%) of the total membership eligible to vote shall cause the name to appear on the ballot. Any write-in nominations must be submitted to the President/CEO by May 1, 2019. The President/CEO will validate the names of any write-in petition and disclose the names of persons listed on the petition only upon written request.

The report of the Nominating Committees will be read at the respective annual business meetings of the Council and Commissions during ACBSP Conference 2019 in Houston, TX. The Officers and Board members are elected by a majority vote of official representatives present at these meetings at dates and times to be announced.

All questions regarding the nominating process should be directed to the President/CEO.


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