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Continuous Improvement Review Committee (CIRC)

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The Continuous Improvement Review Committee (CIRC) oversees processes for continuation of business accreditation to ensure consistency of standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed.


The CIRC is composed of a minimum of nine members and a maximum of 18 members plus a CIRC Chair and CIRC Vice Chair appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made). The CIRC Chair is a business administrator from an AACSB accredited institution. CIRC members may be present and former business and accounting administrators from AACSB accredited institutions, faculty members from accredited institutions, and corporate executives. Normally, CIRC members serve staggered three-year terms, up to a maximum of two terms. Normally, the CIRC Chair serves two consecutive one-year terms.


McRae Banks, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Vice Chair

Betty Jo Licata, Youngstown State University


Bernard Belletante, EMLYON Business School
George Benwell, University of Otago
Roger Best, University of Central Missouri
Dag Morten Dalen, BI Norwegian Business School
Scott Dawson, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Sarah Gardial, The University of Iowa
Irineu Gianesi, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Faye Gilbert, University of Southern Mississippi
Terry Maness, Baylor University
Sylvia Maxfield, Providence College
Taylor Randall, University of Utah
Alan Shao, College of Charleston
Tanuja Singh, St. Mary's University
Jerry Tomberlin, Carleton University
Philip Vergauwen, Maastricht University
Ira Weiss, North Carolina State University

Staff Liaison

Suzanne Mintz (suzanne.mintz@aacsb.edu)