Dr. Augustine Boakye, Chairperson of Essex County College’s Business Division, was recently honored by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for his leadership and dedication to the organization. He has served as chair-elect/chair of the ACBSP’s Northeastern Council – Region 1 for the past three years.

Essex’s Business Division is only one of two New Jersey community colleges to have received ACBSP accreditation. The College’s accreditation, granted in 2015, is for 10 years.

At the organization’s recent conference, Dr. Boakye was presented with a customized plaque from ACBSP President/CEO Jeffrey Alderman. During his time as Region 1 chair-elect/chair, Dr. Boakye is credited with helping strengthen membership activities and increase the region’s financial status.

Region 1 includes New Jersey and New York, the New England states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Québec.

At the conference, Dr. Boakye presented on the topic Strengthening the Pillars of ACBSP – Your Call to be a Regional Officer where he talked about the roles of the regional executives and provided some best practices to mitigate possible leadership challenges.

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.

From: Essex County College News | July 26, 2017

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