ABOUT MABDA

In 2011, the Mid-Continent East Business Administration Association and Midwest Business Deans Association merged to form the MidAmerican Business Deans Association (MABDA)

The MABDA operates independently of AACSB International, including planning and executing events and activities and provides a forum for chief administrative officers of the member organizations, and their representatives, to share and discover trends and innovations in higher-ed and industry that impact and foster student success.  

2021 Board Members

John Navin
Dean, Ohio Northern  University
2019 MABDA President
Balaji Rajagopalan
Dean, Northern Illinois
University

Secretary

Diana Lawson
Dean, Grand Valley
State University
Dan Connolly
Dean, Drake University
Scott Johnson
Dean, University of
Michigan-Flint
2020 MABDA President

Treasurer

Vice President

PAST PRESIDENTS

Venky Venkatachalam
Dean, University of
South Dakota
Raju Balakrishnan
Dean, University of Michigan-Dearborn
2018 MABDA President
Deborah Spake
Dean, Kent State 
University
2017 MABDA President

President

At-Large
Board Member
Anne Balazs
Dean, University of Toledo
Senior At-Large
Board Member
Melissa Gruys
Dean, Purdue University Fort Wayne