Liyan Chen, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB International
Liyan Chen began her role in AACSB as a membership representative in 2014, supporting educational members across 12 locations in Asia Pacific. While in the role, she coordinated semi-annual Asia Pacific Advisory Council meetings, provided onsite support and execution of several Asia Pacific seminars and conferences, developed and executed a country-specific focus speaker series, and coordinated multiple school visits in the region. In 2017, Chen transitioned to provide accreditation services and support, and currently manages a portfolio of Asia Pacific schools. Aside from responding to schools’ accreditation queries, Chen also serves as a point of contact between accreditation volunteers and schools, and contributes to the Asia Pacific team's wider goals such as membership recruitment, retention and outreach through presentations and participation at events, content development and facilitation of accreditation related training and seminars.
Carol Dowse, Curtin Business School
Carol is the Data Improvement Projects Manager at Curtin Business School (CBS), a large school with programs delivered across multiple locations. She supports the development of innovative data tools to drive timely, evidence based continuous improvement across many aspects of the business school. Carol has been responsible for the preparation of the AACSB Tables since 2009 and works with the Accreditation Data Team in the business school to implement the changes to AACSB reporting requirements as they occur. Carol commenced her career in scientific research, moving into the management of a science school before working as a Risk Manager and Lecturing in Risk Management. After completing a MBA, she moved into the accreditation role at CBS, evolving into an improvement project role.