Allen Elected Chair of Board for Executive MBA Council

Aug. 1, 2005

Jana Allen, director of Baylor University's Executive MBA Program in Dallas, has been elected to serve as the next chair of the Executive Council Board of Trustees for the Executive MBA Council.

"I look forward to working with my colleagues from other EMBA Programs throughout the world on initiatives that strengthen all our programs and further the council's mission to educate, network and inform," Allen said. "As chair, my goal is to lead the development and implementation of strategies that improve and enhance executive education globally. I'm honored to be elected to this leadership role."

The Executive MBA Council (www.embac.org) fosters excellence and innovation worldwide in EMBA Programs. The council provides a place for programs to share best practices and gathers data that helps members improve their programs and that reveals the value of EMBA Programs to business leaders and their organizations. The council has more than 200 member colleges and universities worldwide that offer more than 300 programs in 25 countries.

Allen has been active in the council for several years; she served as co-chair of the 2003 Executive MBA Council Conference and was elected to the board in 2003. She currently is co-chair of the 2005 Executive MBA Council Conference, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Allen will assume her role as Executive MBA Council chair at the Barcelona conference, in addition to her current role as director of Baylor's Dallas EMBA program.

About Baylor Business

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business provides a complete business education - consisting of classroom learning and hands-on experience - in the context of a values-based culture. The Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Baylor's Executive MBA programs - in Austin, Waco and Dallas - are recognized among the top programs in the world by Financial Times. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/business/emba.

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