This site uses javascript to implement some of its functionality. Please enable javascript in your web browser to ensure full functionality is available.
skip to content

Latest News

Enrollment & Advancement Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

UMFK receives news of reaccreditation by IACBE

June 10, 2015

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.



Dr Roger A Roy, Dr. Leo Trudel, and Dr. Ralph (Chip) Mason, chair of the Board of Commissioners during University of Maine at Fort Kent accreditation process.


This spring, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) recognized the reaccreditation of University of Maine at Fort Kent's business management and public safety programs at its annual conference and assembly meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland.

UMFK Professor of Mathematics and Business, Dr. Roger A. Roy and Assistant Professor of Business Dr. Leo Trudel officially received affirmation of accreditation for the business management and the public safety administration programs at the conference.

The IACBE accredits business degree programs in colleges and universities throughout the United States and internationally. The IACBE has accredited UMFK since 2007.

Dr. Roy notes that UMFK is the only one of the small universities within the University of Maine System that has an accredited business program.

Dr. Trudel currently holds the position of regional treasurer of the New England chapter of the IACBE.

The IACBE is the premier professional accreditor of business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education. Its philosophy of accreditation is centered on student learning and operational outcomes, which makes it flexible and adaptable.

The IACBE was founded in 1997 and is a leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business for student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE's mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs.

For more information about the IACBE, visit its website at