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Bentley University Provost Michael J. Page Appointed to AACSB International Board of Directors
Bentley University Provost Michael J. Page was elected to the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) board of directors for a three-year term which takes effect July 1, 2011. Page was one of nine prominent management education and business professionals elected by AACSB International members. AACSB International is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.
"We congratulate our newest board members and thank them for their dedication and service," said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. "Comprised of members from across the world, our 2011-2012 Board of Directors reflect the wisdom and experience needed to lead management education through these challenging times."
Michael Page, PhD, joined Bentley University as dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School in May 2008. He was named vice president for academic affairs in July 2009 and provost in July 2010. Page came to Bentley with an extensive background in international business and more than two decades of academic experience. An advocate of diversity and inclusion, his international relationships span the globe, with strategic alliances on every continent.
Prior to joining Bentley, Page served as the dean of Post-Experience Programs of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Erasmus University and as executive director of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) BV, The Netherlands. Previous roles at RSM include dean of Erasmus Graduate School of Business and dean of Academic Affairs. He has also held appointments at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town. A native of South Africa, Page holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Natal University in South Africa. He served in the South African Navy, and worked as a construction and design engineer before earning an MBA and PhD from the University of Cape Town. He spent a number of years as an investment professional and portfolio adviser for Investec Asset Management (South Africa and UK) and has written numerous peer reviewed articles in the fields of marketing, finance and business.
Founded in 1916, AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. It currently accredits 607 collegiate business schools across 38 countries, and is governed by an international board of directors.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate, and 24 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.
In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2017, Bentley University is ranked #3 among “Best Regional Universities - North.”