LOS ANGELES--()--Linda A. Livingstone, dean and professor of management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, of Malibu, CA., has been elected vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors by the membership of AACSB International. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
“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.”
“Having served as a member of AACSB’s Board since the 2009-2010 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 Dean 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.”
Dean 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 Dr. 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.”
Dr. Livingstone has served as the dean of Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management since 2002. She oversaw a $200 million expansion of the business school's regional campuses, grown the school's international partnerships to include 40 business schools around the world, and led the school to become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education.
Under her leadership, the business school established the E2B (Education to Business) Live Case Program, which partners students and companies on finding solutions to strategic issues; launched the C-Level lecture program Dean's Executive Leadership Series, and added an online MBA to the school’s portfolio of programs, as well as new graduate degree programs in Accounting, Management and Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Applied Finance, and Global Business.
Dean Livingstone serves as Secretary Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business programs. She received her B.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, who will be honoring Dean Livingstone in the fall as its inaugural recipient of the Outstanding PhD Alumnus Award.
About Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders who advance responsible business practice since 1969. Student-focused, experience-driven and globally oriented, the Graziadio School offers fully accredited MBA, Masters of Science, bachelor’s completion and non-degree executive business programs for business professionals, entrepreneurs, managers and senior executives at all stages of their professional and personal development. For more information, visit: http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom.