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The Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) oversees the acceptance of eligibility applications, approves the initial Self-Evaluation Report (iSER), guides institutions in the implementation of the plans and oversees processes for initial business accreditation. The ultimate responsibility of the Committee is to ensure consistency of Accreditation Standards application and equity of recommendations across teams and across programs reviewed.
IAC is composed of between thirty-two and forty members, half of who serve on each of the IAC's two operating subcommittees (IAC-Y and IAC-Z). The two subcommittees are headed by a single IAC Chair with Vice Chairs appointed to each subcommittee. The subcommittees are responsible for dealing with the accreditation caseload.
Committee member assignments reflect the schools served by the Committee and consider geographical area, type of institution, and experience with accreditation. Committee members are appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made). Committee members may be current or former business school administrators, faculty members and corporate executives. The IAC Chair and Vice Chairs are business school administrators from AACSB accredited Organizations. Normally, committee members serve staggered three-year terms, up to a maximum of two terms. Normally, the IAC chair and vice chairs serve two consecutive one-year terms, and must be reappointed to these roles on an annual basis.
Nitham Hindi, Qatar University
Peter Lindstrom, University of St. Gallen
Francois Bonvalet, Toulouse Business School
Roberto Curci, Dominican University
Edeltraud Hanappiegger, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Steve Harvey, American University of Beirut
Sandeep Krishnamurthy, University of Washington Bothell
Diana Lawson, Grand Valley State University
Deborah Merrill-Sands, University of New Hampshire
Avinandan Mukherjee, Marshall University
Terry O’Neill, Bond University
Barbara Ritter, Coastal Carolina University
Vance Roley, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Debra Salvucci, Stonehill College
Edward Snape, Hong Kong Baptist University
Alexander Triantis, University of Maryland
Fan Wang, Sun Yat-sen University
Roy Wiggins, Bentley University
Maria Baltar (firstname.lastname@example.org)