Business Accreditation Seminar

June 24-25, 2019 | Tampa, Florida, USA


HadleyLinda U. Hadley

Linda U. Hadley has been the Dean of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University (CSU) since 2002. As Dean, she also holds the Bill Heard Endowed Chair in Finance. Prior to her appointment as dean, Hadley served as a faculty member at CSU, following a ten year career in the financial services industry. Hadley is a past president of the Southern Business Administrators’ Association (SBAA). She has served AACSB in many volunteer roles including reviewer, mentor and committee member of the Pre-Accreditation, Initial Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Review Committees. Linda currently serves on the Board of Directors of AACSB International and is Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mt. Holyoke College, an MBA from Columbus State University and a Ph.D. from Auburn University.


Bob ReidRobert D. Reid

Robert Reid has more than two decades of AACSB accreditation experience. He served as the AACSB chief accreditation officer from 2012-17 and as a senior executive advisor in 2018. He is dean and professor emeritus at James Madison University, having served 15 years as dean of the College of Business. As dean he collaboratively led 160 faculty and staff recognized for excellence in curriculum innovation, especially in the areas of curriculum integration and experiential learning. While a dean, Bob served on dozens of AACSB peer review teams, the Board of Directors, and several accreditation committees. Bob has conducted numerous professional workshops and seminars for public and private organizations. He is active in leadership coaching for business school deans facilitating their professional growth and the success of the business school. He has co-authored seven editions of Hospitality Marketing Management published by John Wiley & Sons. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Virginia Tech. He is a past board member and president of Beta Gamma Sigma and the Southern Business Administration Association.