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Save the Date: Region 4 Fall Conference 

We hope to see you at the 2017 Region 4 Fall Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19-20. This year's conference is hosted by Capella University. Reserve your room at Kimpton - The Grand Hotel - Minneapolis, 615 Second Avenue, by clicking here or calling 866-843-4726. The room rate is $125 + tax. Please use the group code ACBSP to get the discounted rate. 

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The Great Lakes Council of Business Schools and Programs is a regional division of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs representing colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the Canadian Province of Ontario. The mission of the ACBSP is to establish, promote and recognize educational standards that contribute to the continuous improvement of business education and, through the process of accreditation, to recognize business schools and programs that adhere to these standards.

Bylaws: The Great Lakes Council of Business Schools and Programs recently approved amendments to their Bylaws at the 2015 Regional Conference in October. Download the revised bylaws here.


The ten regional councils of ACBSP have been established to promote the goals and objectives of the national Council at the local level. 

The Objectives of the Great Lakes Council of Business Schools and Programs, Region 4 include:

  • To provide a regional forum to foster a better understanding of business education and for the exchange of ideas concerning collegiate business education programs, curriculum, and articulation among member institutions.
  • To assist Region 4 member institutions in their efforts to improve their professional business schools and programs and to assist them in their efforts to attain accreditation.
  • To provide ACBSP's Board of Directors with ideas and recommendations as to how the Council can better serve its membership.
  • To work with the ACBSP Board of Directors, President & CEO, and Staff to achieve the goals and objectives of ACBSP.
  • To provide opportunity to focus on membership expansion and related services.
Region Leadership
Chair Scott Freehafer
freehafer@findlay.edu
The University of Findlay
Phone: 419-434-4002
Chair-Elect Michelle Meyer
mimeyer@jjc.edu
Joliet Junior College
Phone: 815-729-9020 x 2322
Secretary Jeffrey Buck
jmbuck@anderson.edu
Anderson University
Phone: 765-641-4188
Treasurer Marsha (Marcy) Jance
mjance@iue.edu
Indiana University East
Phone: 765-973-8341
Chief Strategic Planning Officer Dennis Brode
dennis.brode@sinclair.edu
Sinclair Community College
Phone: 937-512-3722
Immediate Past Chair Kristina Collins
Collinskl@tiffin.edu
Tiffin University
Phone: 419-448-5130
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