April 13, 2009—Dr. Chip Mason, Dean of the School of Business at Belhaven College, has been elected to a three-year term as a Commissioner for the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the premier business accrediting body for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE accredits business degree programs in over 225 colleges and universities in over 20 countries, including the business degrees programs at Belhaven College, which have been accredited since 2006.

Dr. Mason was elected to the Board of Commissioners during the IACBE’s International Conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 1-3.

The eight-member Board of Commissioners is the accreditation decision-making body of the IACBE. The commissioners evaluate the educational quality of programs seeking accreditation and determine which programs become accredited.

Dr. Mason has been an active participant in the IACBE, including serving as a peer reviewer on accreditation site visit teams. According to Dr. Robert H. (Bob) Roller, IACBE President, “Dr. Mason brings a wealth of experience to the board. He has demonstrated excellent leadership at Belhaven, and is committed to encouraging excellence in business education. He will make substantial contributions to the IACBE as a commissioner.”