Forum Experts 2018
Vice President, Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AACSB International
Timothy S. Mescon is senior vice president and chief officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for AACSB International. In this capacity, Mescon and his team currently support over 350 members and 100 accredited schools throughout EMEA. Mescon and his team opened the EMEA Office in January 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mescon is President Emeritus of Columbus State University in Georgia, where he served for 6 ½ years. Prior he was the dean and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair for 18 years at the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. The Coles College of Business, with more than 5,000 students and 160 full-time faculty holds both business and accounting accreditation.
In 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 Columbus State was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 Public Comprehensive Universities in the South. In 2013& 2014, online graduate programs in business and education were named among the top 35 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. He served as a Trustee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Georgia Trend Magazine named Mescon one of the 100 most influential Georgians.
Mescon gained extensive experience as an AACSB peer review team member, chair, and committee member for 25 years before joining AACSB. He is the author of more than 200 articles and case studies, and he has co-authored four books, his latest "Entrepreneurship: Venture Initiation, Management, and Development" 2nd edition (M.E. Sharpe/ Routledge) released in 2014.
The White House named him as a winner of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. He has also received the National Award of Excellence from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Dr. Mescon received his Ph.D. from the Terry College at the University of Georgia, MBA from the Cox School at Southern Methodist University and B.A. from Tulane University. He has served on the faculties of Arizona State University and the University of Miami. He was founding dean of the Frank Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University in Maryland.