NDNU professor, Dr. Doug Rice wins “Best of Region” distinction for presentation at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Regional Conference

(Left to right): Dr. Craig Brewer, dean of NDNU School of Business and Management, Dr. Doug Rice and Mr. Jeffrey.

BELMONT, Calif. – Notre Dame de Namur University’s (NDNU) School of Business and Management professor Dr. Doug Rice, won “Best of Regions” distinction for his presentation at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Region 7 Conference, October 2016.

The theme for the conference was “Preparing Students for Career Success.” Dr. Rice’s presentation was titled, “Killing Two Birds with One Lesson: Using a Matrix Model to Create Synergistic Positive Externalities.”

Dr. Rice will compete at the national level for the “Best of Regions” presentation at the Annual ACBSP Conference scheduled for June 2017 in Southern California (Anaheim).

The Western Council of Business Schools and Programs (Region 7) is a regional division of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs representing colleges and universities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Canadian Provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Canadian Territories of Yukon Territory, Nunavut Territory, and the Northwestern Territories. The mission of the ACBSP is to establish, promote and recognize educational standards that contribute to the continuous improvement of business education and, through the process of accreditation, to recognize business schools and programs that adhere to these standards.

The following business programs at Notre Dame de Namur University are accredited by the ACBSP: Business Administration (BS); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Public Administration (MPA); and Master of Science in Systems Management (MSSM). Visit the ACBSP website in order to gain additional context about the academic rigor and assessment required to obtain this prestigious accreditation at http://www.acbsp.org/group/region%207


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851, by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers more than 30 undergraduate, graduate and teacher credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ndnu.edu.

Media Contact: Dr. Craig Brewer : 650.508.3684; cbrewer@ndnu.edu