AACSB Appoints Robert D. Reid as New Chief Accreditation Officer

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Robert D. Reid, former dean at James Madison University’s College of Business and the school’s founding Executive Director of the Interpersonal Effectiveness Institute, will succeed Jerry Trapnell as AACSB International’s chief accreditation officer on October 1, 2012. Trapnell, who has served as executive vice president and chief accreditation officer at AACSB since 2004, will remain with AACSB on a part-time basis to lead its accounting accreditation efforts.

Robert D. Reid, former dean at James Madison University’s College of Business and the school’s founding Executive Director of the Interpersonal Effectiveness Institute, will succeed Jerry Trapnell as AACSB International’s chief accreditation officer on October 1, 2012. Trapnell, who has served as executive vice president and chief accreditation officer at AACSB since 2004, will remain with AACSB on a part-time basis to lead its accounting accreditation efforts.

“In the past ten years, business education has evolved considerably and AACSB has led the way with its transformation to a global leader in advancing quality and innovation in business schools worldwide,” stated John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer at AACSB. “Robert Reid’s collaborative spirit and more than 30 years of academic and administrative experience in business education will provide AACSB with the leadership to continue our focus on the ever-expanding needs of business schools, business, and society.”    

Reid held the position of dean of the College of Business at James Madison University for 15 years. An active member of AACSB for many years, Reid served as chair of the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee, a member of the Accreditation Coordinating Committee and as a member of AACSB’s board of directors. He has also been part of numerous accreditation peer review teams and has served as an accreditation mentor to several AACSB member schools. In addition, Reid is the current president of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society of business school students at AACSB-accredited institutions.

“I am honored to have been selected for this important role at AACSB,” stated Reid. “I look forward to working collaboratively with business school leaders across the globe to build on the exceptional foundation that has been established, and continue to advance the quality of management education and AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide.”

As dean of the College of Business at James Madison University, Reid led a team of more than 150 faculty and staff recognized for excellence in curriculum innovation, particularly in the areas of program integration and experiential learning. Prior to becoming dean, he served as the Department Head of Marketing and Hospitality Management. While in this role, he was selected for the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Professorship. Before joining the faculty at James Madison University, he was an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech.

Reid has authored or co-authored five editions of Hospitality Marketing Management published by John Wiley & Sons, and was a contributing author to three other books, The Practice of Hospitality Management, Introduction to Hotel and Restaurant Management and Inside the Minds: Business School Leadership Strategies. In addition, Reid has written or co-authored more than 40 journal and professional articles, and was a recipient of an "Article of the Year" award presented by The Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly.

About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,200 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 78 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia headquarters is located in Singapore.

For more information, please visit http://www.aacsb.edu.

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