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AACSB Welcomes Newest 2016-17 Board Members


Posted June 02, 2016 by Lee Davidson - Coordinator, Copywriter/Editor - AACSB International

Recently, Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB International Board of Directors and dean of IE Business School, announced three new appointments to the board. These members will hold three-year terms, effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019. The members represent business schools on three different continents, in AACSB’s three global service areas. They come from diverse backgrounds, including consulting, marketing, and economics. They bring with them copious amounts of service experience from AACSB and from other boards and committees, with local, regional, and global reach. We welcome our newest board members:

Reginald H. Gilyard, Chapman University, United States
Reginald (Reggie) Gilyard is dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, located in southern California. He previously led The Boston Consulting Group’s education practice in the U.S. and also served private-sector clients in the retail, consumer goods, media, and technology sectors. Prior to that, Gilyard served in the U.S. Air Force as a program manager responsible for the developing, producing, and fielding global intelligence systems acquired through government contractors. Gilyard has volunteered in a number of capacities for AACSB since 2013 and moderated a session at the January 2016 Deans Conference. Gilyard earned his BS in mathematics/operations research from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his MS in computer systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Reggie Gilyard, Dean, Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University
Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
Jikyeong Kang was named dean and president of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) after joining the institution only nine months prior. Kang was initially hired as dean, senior vice president of marketing, and MVP Professor of Marketing in January 2015. Prior to that, Kang served as director of the DBA program at Manchester Business School (MBS), where she also held a previous post as director of the postgraduate center, heading the MBA programs. Kang has also held teaching positions at IE, the Rotterdam School of Management, CEIBS, and Sogang Graduate School of Business. She is a member of multiple AACSB affinity groups and committees and co-presented at ICAM 2016 on “Building a More Collaborative B-School.” She earned her bachelor's degree from Hanyang University in Seoul, her master's degree from Colorado State University, and her PhD from the University of Minnesota.
Jikyeong Kang, Dean, Asian Institute of Management
Philip Vergauwen, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Philip Vergauwen has been dean of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics since 2013. Prior to his current role, he served as director of the school’s international Executive Master of Finance and Control and as chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Management. In addition to holding faculty and administrative roles at Maastricht University, Vergauwen has also held academic positions at Flanders Business School, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the University of Auckland. Vergauwen was also dean of the Faculty of Business Economics at Universiteit Hasselt prior to venturing into administration at Maastricht University. He is heavily involved in AACSB volunteer and committee work and has presented at numerous AACSB events on accreditation topics. He received a master’s degree and later his PhD in economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as well as an MS in economics from the London School of Economics.
Philip Vergauwen, Dean, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

While AACSB holds annual elections for its membership to nominate and elect board members to fill vacancies in a given year, the board bylaws also allow several appointments to be made by the incoming chair to ensure a full, widely representative board is in place for the upcoming year. Congratulations to the newest additions to AACSB’s diverse and remarkably talented board of directors.

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