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Initial Accreditation Committee Y (IAC-Y)

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The Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) oversees the acceptance of eligibility applications, approves standard alignment plans, guides institutions in the implementation of the plans and oversees processes for initial business accreditation. The ultimate responsibility of the committee is to ensure consistency of standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed.


The Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) consists of between thirty-two and forty members half of who serve on each of the Committee's two operating subcommittees. The subcommittees are responsible for dealing with the accreditation caseload and each are headed by a co-chair and co-vice-chair. Each subcommittee is expected to meet two times per year. Meetings are to be appropriately distributed to facilitate timely feedback to applicant schools so as to facilitate school progress through the accreditation process.


Robert Dixon, Durham University

Vice Chair

Sarah Nutter, University of Oregon


Thomas Begley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Barry Burgan, Bond University
Jacob Chacko, Abu Dhabi University
Pasu Decharin, Chulalongkorn University
Elsa del Castillo Mory, Universidad del PacĆ­fico
Alice Guilhon, SKEMA Business School
Mahendra Gupta, Washington University in St. Louis
Nitham Hindi, Qatar University
Michael Lee, Fu Jen Catholic University
Moez Limayem, University of South Florida
Rudy Martens, Universiteit Antwerpen
Mitchell Muehsam, Sam Houston State University
Matthew O'Connor, Quinnipiac University
Ciaran O'Hogartaigh, University College Dublin
Kay Palan, The University of Alabama
Mostafa Sarhan, Savannah State University
Kwei Tang, National Chengchi University
Robina Xavier, Queensland University of Technology

Staff Liaison

Maria Baltar (maria.baltar@aacsb.edu)