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ASU Prof to Chair Accreditation Board

June 21, 2012

Dr. Karen Shumway, associate professor of management at Angelo State University, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Commissioners – Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Accreditation for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Shumway’s appointment is a three-year commitment, during which she will serve one year each as chair-elect, chair and then past chair.  It includes service not only on the Board of Commissioners, but also on the ACBSP Board of Directors and as chair of the Nominating Committee. 

Degree programs in ASU’s College of Business are accredited by the ACBSP. 

“Dr. Shumway was elected unanimously by her peers on the Board of Commissioners,” said Dr. Tom Badgett, head of ASU’s Management and Marketing Department.  “I believe the responsibilities and influences associated with this position will serve ASU well with ACBSP.” 

Shumway is also ASU’s director of Academic Assessment and the Mr. and Mrs. Virgil J. Powell TSCRA Professor in American Economic Principles.  In 2009, she received ACBSP’s Teaching Excellence Award for Region 6, which includes colleges and universities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s from the University of Chicago and her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Founded in 1988 and located in Overland Park, Kan., the ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence.  The organization’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.  ACBSP was recognized in 1992 by the U.S. Department of Education and in 2012 by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. 

More information on the ACBSP is available online at

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    Dr. Karen Shumway


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