AACSB and Societal Impact: Aligning with the 2020 Accreditation Standards

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This recorded webinar is for those individuals deeply involved in AACSB accreditation at their schools, including deans, associate deans, faculty, and accreditation staff. In this webinar you will hear from AACSB’s global chief accreditation officer, Stephanie Bryant, and global chief membership officer, Geoff Perry, detailing the newly released white paper, AACSB and Societal Impact: Guidelines for Aligning With the 2020 Accreditation Standards. Learn how to create a mission-aligned area of focus for your school’s societal impact work and how to create strong measures of success for tracking your impact.


Stephanie Bryant, AACSB International

Stephanie M. Bryant is the executive vice president and global chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. She served as dean of the College of Business at Missouri State University for six and a half years and was previously the director of the University of South Florida School of Accountancy. She received her PhD and BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive). Bryant specializes in accounting information systems, and previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. Bryant has co-authored two accounting textbooks and over 30 academic articles and has won nine teaching awards. She served as the 2005-06 national President of the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section. She also served as the 2006-09 International President of Beta Alpha Psi.

Geoff Perry, AACSB International

Geoff Perry is executive vice president overseeing global membership. With senior management experience in the university sector, having served as business school dean, pro vice chancellor, and deputy vice chancellor at Auckland University of Technology—a 28,000 student, research-intensive university—he has strong strategic, financial, and people management capabilities. He has mentored, advised, and evaluated many higher education business schools across the Asia Pacific region and North America. Recently he co-chaired the Business Accreditation Task Force, which was mandated by AACSB’s board of directors to work with the association’s community to develop the 2020 business accreditation standards. Perry has a significant portfolio of peer-reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports, and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted, and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as more broadly in the Asia Pacific region. Perry holds degrees in the arts and the humanities and has a PhD in economics with a focus on labor and international economics.

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