Globe University & Minnesota School of Business Administrator to Present at Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) Annual Conference

MINNEAPOLIS (May 26, 2015) – Globe University & Minnesota School of Business is proud to announce Dr. Andrea Olson, network director of research and development and graduate program administrator, will be a presenter at the fifth annual Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) conference and business meeting.


“We are honored to have an integral member of our leadership team representing the college at such a prestigious event,” says Jeff Myhre, CEO of Globe University & Minnesota School of Business. “Our colleges have been innovating higher education for more than 130 years; it’s great to have the opportunity to share our expertise with others in the industry.”

Dr. Olson will present the topic Building an International Student Population: Making That International Connection. Attendees will learn how colleges can increase their international population and present business solutions for reaching international populations based on identifying specific countries, regions and emerging/recovering economies.

Dr. Olson holds a Ph.D. in policy and administration and has worked in post-secondary and higher education for the past 50 years. Dr. Olson has extensive experience in research and development, distance education, graduate programs, project-based learning and international collaboratives.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Andrea Olson present at the conference,” states Jeanine Ford, Vice President of Administration at ACICS. “Her presentation will be beneficial to our members and something to add to every education professional’s institutional toolkit.”

This is the fifth annual professional development conference hosted by ACICS, the largest national accrediting organization of degree-granting institutions. The conference will focus on reinforcing the connections between educational quality, institutional effectiveness and student success. The conference will be held May 27-29, 2015, at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

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Globe University and Minnesota School of Business are part of a family-managed network of career colleges and universities. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its We Care mission the colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. Programs offer undergraduate, diploma and graduate degrees in career fields including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. All academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information, visit