Caryn Beck-Dudley became AACSB’s new president and CEO in June 2020. She most recently served as the seventh dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Beck-Dudley also served as dean at the College of Business at Florida State University and as dean at the John H. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Before her academic career, she was an attorney working in commercial and corporate law.
In addition to teaching business law, employment law, and business ethics, she has made many public presentations to large and small audiences on a variety of leadership and legal/ethical topics. Her work is published in several journals, including the American Business Law Journal, where she served on the editorial board.
Beck-Dudley served two previous terms on the AACSB board of directors, and served as the 2018-19 board chair. She is currently the immediate past chair of AACSB. She interacts frequently with Silicon Valley companies and works with leaders in reimagining how higher education can serve the workforce needs of the future.