Linda Livingstone of Pepperdine's Graziado School of Business and Management Assumes Chair of AACSB International - Tucson News Now

Linda Livingstone of Pepperdine's Graziado School of Business and Management Assumes Chair of AACSB International

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TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Linda A. Livingstone, dean and professor of management of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, begins a one-year term as chair of the AACSB International (AACSB) board of directors today. Livingstone succeeds Robert S. Sullivan, dean of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.

"As AACSB International readies for its next millennium of management education leadership, Linda Livingstone is the right leader to spearhead our efforts," said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer. "Her steady hand, keen focus and welcoming demeanor will help AACSB's diverse, global membership achieve common ground and mutual gains."

Livingstone's volunteer work with AACSB has spanned more than ten years. She was elected to the AACSB board in 2009 as a member, and as vice chair-chair elect in 2013. Over the years, Livingstone has provided great direction to the future of management education by serving as chair and/or member of more than 16 different task forces, working groups or committees including, the Impact of Business Schools Task Force, the Ph.D. Bridge Program Task Force, the Doctoral Faculty Shortage Working Group, the Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality, the Committee on Issues in Management Education (CIME), the Special Committee on Global Accreditation Strategy, and the AACSB 2020 Committee.

In addition, Dr. Livingstone has played an active role in the AACSB Accreditation process by serving as chair and/or member of several peer review teams and accreditation committees. She is a prominent speaker, and has presented at more than 25 AACSB conferences around the world. Livingstone has also served as chair and/or member of several peer developed working groups including, the Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group and the Principles for Responsible Management Education Affinity Group.

"It is an exciting time to be a part of AACSB as we focus on visioning the future of both management education and the organization itself," said Livingstone. "This will occur by examining the future roles of management in society, the evolving expectations of management education, the emerging opportunities these provide for business schools, and how AACSB and business schools can more effectively serve management education needs at the global level-all while engaging in a search for the next CEO," continued Livingstone. "I am honored to work with the Board of Directors as we lead AACSB through this time of enormous change and opportunity."

Since 2002, Livingstone has served as dean and professor of Management of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Dr. Livingstone received her doctorate in Business Administration, a Masters of Business Administration, and a bachelor's degree in Management and Economics from Oklahoma State University, where she has been inducted into the OSU Spears School of Business Hall of Fame.

Livingstone is currently named as the incoming dean for The George Washington University (GW) School of Business, and will assume her new duties at GW on August 1, 2014.

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About AACSB International

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,450 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 89 countries and territories. AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore.  For more information, please visit

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