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Community business leaders advise WVU Parkersburg in accreditation process|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parkersburg, W.Va. 11/18/11 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Business Division Advisory Council met this week to discuss opportunities for growing and improving the division as it seeks national accreditation. The council, comprised of local business professionals, looked at how to better prepare students for the job market by emphasizing interviewing, public speaking and personal marketing skills.
The college’s business division is seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP, which recently accepted WVU Parkersburg’s letter of candidacy, has 1,051 member campuses.
“The accreditation process will allow us to compare our programs against a national standard,” said Dr. Rhonda Tracy, WVU Parkersburg senior vice president for academic affairs. “This will provide students with a level of assurance of the quality of our programs.”
Advisory Council members who attended the meeting included: Gary Cyrus, Public Debt; Jeffrie D’Costa, Dupont; Charles Helmick, Results Radio; Doug Hess, Clear Channel Radio; Doug Kreinik, Kreinik Manufacturing; Jill Parsons, Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley; Samalla Roberts, United Bank; and Sandra Testa, Suttle & Stalknaker.
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