Kettering's Bell Tower

Kettering University receives accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

Kettering University's Business program recently earned full accreditation by the prestigious Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The ACBSP, which represents the first and only business accrediting agency to receive recognition from the Committee on Recognition from the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), works to provide mission-based accreditation of business schools and programs that emphasize excellence in teaching and student learning outcomes.

Kettering, under the direction of professors Martin Wing, Cynthia Miller and Gene Kangas, earned conditional accreditation for the institution in 1995. The University then had three years to implement an assessment program, which was initiated under the direction of Karen Cayo, a lecturer of Marketing for Kettering's Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Business Department (IMEB). Kettering's application for full accreditation was reviewed and accepted this past April and highlights the importance of Kettering's Business program in providing students with an exceptional education as they matriculate from college study to professional careers.

Cayo coordinated the three-year effort that paved the way for Kettering's full accreditation with the ACBSP.

"This is an important step in making sure that Kettering and the University's Business program receive additional recognition as an institution that prepares tomorrow's leaders for important challenges associated with business and industry," Cayo said. "We're pleased to receive this accreditation and look forward to developing a great working relationship with both the ACBSP and CHEA."

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is an organization that provides a public voice regarding quality in higher education, sets expectations for quality in higher education through formal recognition of accrediting organizations and assists colleges, universities and accrediting organizations through information-sharing.