Associate Deans Conference

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Associate Deans Conference

November 6–8, 2017 │ New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

An opportunity to reflect on the key purpose of your position.

At AACSB’s Associate Deans Conference attendees heard from speakers and school administrators worldwide on how to thrive while handling the unique challenges of the associate dean position.

"I have attended four Associate Deans conferences and each one is better than the last. This is by far the best conference AACSB offers!"

—Kiran Karande, Associate Dean, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University

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 Plenary Speakers


Plenary I: Excellence, Community and Impact

Donde Ashmos Plowman, Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Effective, strategic leadership: attendees learned how to garner support for major projects, develop a strong community and expand existing programs within their schools.



Tim Vorley, Professor, Sheffield University Management School




Plenary II: Rethinking Your Value Proposition: Engagement, Impact, and Innovation

  • Edith Hooge, Vice Dean, Tilburg School of Economics and Management and TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University

  • Tim Vorley, Chair in Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean Impact, Innovation & Engagement, Sheffield University Management School, The University of Sheffield 

This session challenged and provoked participants to think about how engagement, impact and innovation could and should be central in defining and delivering the mission of the business school.

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