Graziadio School Dean Linda Livingstone Elected to Premier Accreditation Body Board
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Linda A. Livingstone, dean and professor of management at the Graziadio School of
Business and Management, has been elected vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB board
of directors by the membership of AACSB International. AACSB International (Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the premier accreditation body for institutions
offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
“Having served as a member of AACSB’s board since the 2009-10 academic year and on its Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality, I am deeply honored to be selected by my peers to continue to contribute in this strategic leadership role,” said Livingstone. “As a dean and in my role on the AACSB board, I am committed to helping us all advance the highest standards for management education worldwide.”
Livingstone will serve as vice chair effective July 1, 2013, and then advance to chair in summer 2014. The following year she will continue in a transitional role as immediate past chair through the conclusion of her term in June 2016.
“Given that AACSB is the most prestigious association of business schools in the world, it is a special honor that the dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management has been elected vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB board of directors,” said Pepperdine University provost Darryl Tippens.
“Dean Livingstone’s leadership in AACSB has been demonstrated in a variety of ways over several years. It is encouraging to see her continue to be recognized as a leader among leaders in the world of business education. I am grateful for what this appointment says about Dean Livingstone, the Graziadio School, and Pepperdine University.”