FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
Grand Ballroom

Matt Martin, Ph.D., Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Welcome and Introduction by ACBSP BOD Chair Kim Wong

1:30 PM-2:00 PM
Attendee & Exhibitor Networking
Promenade
2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Concurrent Session #1 – “Reinventing the Role of the B-School Dean”
Palm Court Room

Wanda L Rutledge, M.B.A., Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Business Programs - NJCU School of Business

2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Concurrent Session #2 – “Connecting Business and B-Schools”
Chinese Room

Terry Truitt, D.B.A., Former Dean, Falls School of Business, Anderson University

3:15 PM-3:45 PM
Refreshment Break/Attendee & Exhibitor Networking
Promenade
3:45 PM-5:00 PM
Sponsor and Exhibitor Presentations
Grand Ballroom

Co-Moderated by Myrna Pinto, Ph.D., Interim Dean University of Puerto Rico, Business School – Río Piedras Campus

Gelsy Colon Quinones, M.B.A., Accreditation Coordinator University of Puerto Rico, Business School – Utuado Campus

5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Mezzanine
6:30 PM
Dinner on Your Own
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Grand Ballroom
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Panel Discussion “The Future of Business Education”
Grand Ballroom
  • Positively Disrupt or Be Disrupted
  • Artificial Intelligence – A.I. and Its Impact in our Business Schools
  • The Role of Modular and Micro-Credentialing/Certificate Programs
    Moderated by Myrna Pinto, Ph.D and Mary Vaughan, M.B.A., Dean, Seneca Business, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Panelists include:

J. Preston Jones, D.B.A., Dean, School of Business, Florida Memorial University

Bruce Stetar, Ph.D., Program Director, College of Business, Western Governors University

Timothy R. Oxley, Ed.D., Interim Dean, School of Business & Aviation, Fairmont State University

Bert Wolfs, D. Litt, Ph.D., Academic Dean, SBS Swiss Business School

10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break/Exhibitor Networking
Promenade
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Panel Discussion “Fundraising Essentials for Small and Mid-Sized Business Schools”
Grand Ballroom
  • Foundations of Relationship Building
  • Managing an Effective Communications Plan
  • Identifying the Mega-Donors
  • Understanding the Changing Landscape of Donor Expectations
  • Competition for Younger Alumni Donations

Moderated by Suzanne Erickson Ph.D., Dean, College of Business and Mass Communication, Brenau University

Panelists include:

Anthony Negbenebor, Ph.D., Assistant VP for Business Development and Partnerships, Dean Emeritus and Dover Chair, Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University

Mary Vaughan, M.B.A., Dean, Seneca Business, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Michael Williams, Ph.D, M.B.A., Dean, School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State University

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Luncheon and Saturday Keynote Session
Grand Ballroom

Marc Iyeki, J.D., Chief Representative, NYSE Beijing Representative Office

2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Concurrent Session #1 – “Strategies for the Complete Holistic Approach to Student Success”
Palm Court Room

Dewayne Thompson, D.B.A., Dean, School of Business, Lee University

Shane Griffith, D.B.A., Associate Dean, School of Business, Lee University

2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Concurrent Session #2 – “Developing Strategies for Preparing Students for the Future Workforce”
Chinese Room

Joe Ricks, Jr., Ph.D., Chair, Division of Business, Xavier University of Louisiana

Van Sapp, M.B.A., Dean, School of Business, Management & Technology, Saint Augustine’s University

3:15 PM-3:45 PM
Refreshment Break/Exhibitor Networking
Promenade
3:45 PM-5:00 PM
Concurrent Session #1 – “Developing a Successful Approach to Adjunct Faculty”
Palm Court Room

Tilokie Depoo, Ph.D., Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer & Dean, School for Business Metropolitan College of New York

Suzanne Erickson Ph.D., Dean, College of Business and Mass Communication, Brenau University

3:45 PM-5:00 PM
Concurrent Session #2 – “How to Recruit and Retain Quality Faculty”
Chinese Room

Maneesh Sharma, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus

Michael Williams, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach Campus

Thomas Drape, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Global Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Campus

5:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Breakfast: Accreditation Q & A
Grand Ballroom

Moderated by:

Steven Parscale, Ph.D., ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer

Aliquippa Allen, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business & Technology, University of West Alabama

Bruce Stetar, Ph.D., Program Director, College of Business, Western Governors University

Mary Vaughan, M.B.A., Dean, Seneca Business, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Panel Discussion “The Critical Need for Integrated Thinking”
Grand Ballroom
  • Teaching Mindfulness in Academia
  • Integration of Human Interface and A.I.
  • Designing Long-Term Curriculums with the Freedom to Think
  • Creating Accreditation Standards with Respect to Academic Independence

Co-Moderated by:

Gelsy Colon Quinones, M.B.A. and Bert Wolfs, D. Litt, Ph.D.

Panelists include:

Joe Ricks, Jr., Ph.D., Chair, Division of Business, Xavier University of Louisiana

Bruce Stetar, Ph.D., Program Director, College of Business, Western Governors University

Kim Wong, J.D., M.B.A., M.S., Professor, Central New Mexico Community College

Michael Williams, Ph.D., M.B.A., Dean, School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State University

10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break/Exhibitor Networking
Promenade
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Open Discussion “What Keeps Deans Up at Night: A Frank Discussion”
Grand Ballroom

Attendees Share Challenges and Best Practices

Facilitated by Anthony Negbenebor, Ph.D., and Dewayne Thompson, D.B.A.

12:00 PM
Symposium Concludes