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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.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley No. 2 among regional universities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, up from No. 3 last year, highlighting Bentley’s high-quality faculty and academic programs along with the strong value that students receive from a Bentley education.