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January 2010

Release Date: Jan. 5, 2010

ASU Business Programs’ Accreditation Reaffirmed

ACBSP logoAngelo State University’s business programs have been awarded reaffirmation of accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners.

ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the ASU College of Business meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.  ASU will receive its Certificate of Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the ACBSP Annual Conference June 27 in Los Angeles.

“Angelo State University has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said Steve Parscale, ACBSP director of accreditation.  “This accreditation is evidence that Angelo State University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for its students.”

“The ACBSP reaffirmation not only recognizes the quality of the business programs offered by Angelo State University, but also serves as a testament to the success of our graduates, the accomplishments of our faculty and the diligence of our staff in the College of Business,” said ASU President Joseph C. Rallo.  “We look forward to building upon these strengths in the future as we work to meet the challenges of a global economy.”

Corbett Gaulden, dean of the ASU College of Business, said, “The quality of our programs and our graduates is of highest priority in the College of Business.  External validation of the quality we have built states to the world that we have achieved a high level of quality – something we can all be proud of.  We are happy for the hard work of the reaccreditation team and the outcome.  Now comes the serious business of even more quality improvement.” 

ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence.  Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only business accrediting organization for all associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.  In 2001, ACBSP was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

ACBSP continues to grow, having recently added its ninth region to better serve member institutions in Latin, Central and South America.  There are currently more than 664 members, including 368 from baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institutions; 499 accredited institutions, including 333 from baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institutions; and 89 institutions from outside the United States.  ACBSP member institutions represent 38 different countries.