Caryn L. Beck-Dudley

President and CEO

Caryn Beck-DudleyCaryn Beck-Dudley became president and CEO of AACSB in June 2020. She previously served as dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Prior to that, she served as dean of the College of Business at Florida State University and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

In addition to holding other leadership and teaching roles at Utah State, Beck-Dudley has taught at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Before her academic career, she was an attorney in commercial and corporate law. Beck-Dudley served two previous terms on the AACSB Board of Directors, including as the 2018-19 board chair. She has served on numerous AACSB committees and previously chaired the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee.

Beck-Dudley works closely with leaders from education, business, nonprofits, and government to reimagine how higher education can serve future workforce needs and improve society. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Utah State University and a JD from the University of Idaho College of Law.


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