The mission of ACCE is to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education; and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs.


The governing body of ACCE is its Board of Trustees. Elected annually, the Board is composed of a representative of each association member, educators, a minimum of one and a maximum of five persons representative of the public-at-large, a minimum of one and a maximum of five persons representing the industry-at-large, and the President, ex-officio.

Board of Trustee Officers


Dr. John Schaufelberger

Board Chair

University of Washington


Mr. Charles Roesset

Board Vice Chair

Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc


Dr. Richard Burt


Auburn University

Pam Dullum, PE, CCA


Gervasio & Associates

Mr. Steve Nellis

President, ex-officio

American Council for Construction Education

Association Trustees
( No Term Limits)

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AGC Education & Research Foundation
Marty Garza, Vice President of Operations-East Texas
7904 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., #100
Houston, TX 77064

American Society of Professional Estimators
Ms. Marcene Taylor, CPE, Immediate Past President
2525 Perimeter Dr., Ste. 103
Nashville, TN 37214

National Association of Home Builders 

National Housing Endowment
Ms. Karima Simmons
Director of Development & Communications

1201 15th Street, NW

Washington, DC 2000

National Electrical Contractors Association 
Mr. Joey Shorter
Executive Director ELECTRI International
4221 North Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress 
Mr. Bill Good, Senior Adviser
10255 W. Higgins, STE 600
Rosemont, IL 60018

Rocky Mountain Mechanical
Contractors Association 

Mr. Mostafa Khattab

1391 Speer Blvd, Ste. 450
Denver, CO 80204

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American Institute of Contractors
Mr. Paul Mattingly, Managing Principal
PMCH Constructors, LLC 
3010 Sanita Road
Louisville, KY  40213

National Center for Construction Education & Research 
Mr. Dan Belcher, Director of Workforce Development
13614 Progress Blvd 
Alachua, FL 32615

The Beavers
Mr. David Woods, Executive Director
2053 Grant Rd., STE 370
Los Altos, CA 94024


Associated Schools of Construction

Ms. Katie Loughmiller, Assistant Professor

940 N. 17th St.

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66503

Accrediting Agency Trustees

National Board for Construction
Management Accreditation

Mr. Lu Jianzhong Ministry of Construction
China Road and Bridge Corporation
P.R. China


The Charter Institute of Builders
Ms Laura Chin, Accreditation Officer
1 Arlington Square
Downshirway Bracknell, UK RG12 1WA

Educator Trustees

       ( 3 -Year Term / 2 Term Limit)

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Professor Ilyas Bhatti
Professor Ilyas Bhatti

Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA  02115

Dr. Mohamed Diab
Dr. Mohamed Diab

Minnesota State University, Mankato  Mankato, MN 56001

Dr. Jacob Kovel
Dr. Jacob Kovel

Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT 06050

Dr. Robert Ries
Dr. Robert Ries

University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611

Dr. John Schaufelberger
Dr. John Schaufelberger

University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195

Dr. Rod Stutt
Dr. Rod Stutt

At-Large Trustees

       ( 1-Year Term / 6 Term Limit)

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Dr. Mikael Anderson
Dr. Mikael Anderson

California State University, Sacramento

Dr. Charles Berryman
Dr. Charles Berryman

Louisiana State University  Baton Rouge, LA  70803

Dr. Albert Bleakley
Dr. Albert Bleakley

Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL  32901

Dr. Richard Burt
Dr. Richard Burt

Dr. Richard Burt Auburn University Auburn, AL  36849

Dr. Craig Capano
Dr. Craig Capano

Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL   32606

Dr. Chris Gordon
Dr. Chris Gordon

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Dr. Anthony Lamanna
Dr. Anthony Lamanna

Arizona State University

Dr. Tamara McCuen
Dr. Tamara McCuen

University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019

Dr. Khalid Siddiqi
Dr. Khalid Siddiqi

Kennesaw State University Marietta, GA  30060

Dr. John Schmidt
Dr. John Schmidt

Retired-Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI 49307

Industry Trustees

       ( 3-Year Term / 2 Term Limit)

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Ms. Pam Dullman
Ms. Pam Dullman

Forensic Civil Engineer Gervasio & Associates (Retired) Glendale, AZ  85308

Dr. Cheryel Goodale
Dr. Cheryel Goodale

PCL Construction (Retired) Edmonton, Alberta Canada  T6J 3R6

Mr. Geno Hogan, AIC-CPC
Mr. Geno Hogan, AIC-CPC

Senior Project Manager at Bartlett Cocke General Contractors for K12 market in greater Houston Texas

Mr. Rogers Hunt
Mr. Rogers Hunt

Project Manager A.G. Gaston Construction Company Birmingham, AL  35203

Ms. Susan Labas, CPSM
Ms. Susan Labas, CPSM

Senior Associate & Director of Marketing at van Zelm Engineers

Ms. Tanya Matthews
Ms. Tanya Matthews

President TMG Construction Corp

Mr. Charles Roesset
Mr. Charles Roesset

Mr. Charles Roesset Director of Training Simpson Strong Tie Pleasanton, CA  94588

Mr. Ed Wygnal
Mr. Ed Wygnal

Sr. Project Manager Air Control, Inc Clinton, IA  52732

Public Interest Trustees

       ( 1-Year Term / No Limits)

Mr. Carl N. Roegner
American Electric Power (Retired)

Mr. Ken Coggins

Garden Design Landscaping

Mr. Chip Mansfield

KAIROS Marketing, LLC

Ms. Sue Perlin

Plante Moran CPA



Board Committees: 

Please refer to Board of Trustees for full list of officers and members.

These Committees report to the Board. For a complete committee roster and more details, CLICK the committee name. 


Accreditation Committee

Chair: Dr. Khalid Siddiqi

Kennesaw State University

Vice Chair: Dr. Craig Capano

Individual Member
Vice Chair: Dr. Rod Stutt

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The Accreditation Committee considers the accreditation reports and other pertinent materials submitted in connection with the accreditation of an academic program. The Accreditation Committee is also responsible for the development and maintenance, subject to Board of Trustees' acceptance, of ACCE's accreditation procedures, and for visitor training and qualification. Its key responsibility, however, is for recommending accreditation actions to the Board of Trustees - i.e., initial accreditation, continuance or reinstatement of accreditation and revocation or suspension of accreditation.



Finance Committee

Chair: Ms. Pam Dullum, Chair

Individual Member

Vice Chair: Mr. Bill Good

Roofing Alliance

The Finance Committee shall be responsible for preparation and submission of an annual budget; development and execution of an annual plan for funding the budget; oversight of the budget; preparation and maintenance of a five-year budget projection; and maintenance of the financial records of ACCE.



Leadership Development Committee

Chair:  Dr. Cheryel Goodale
Individual Mem

Recent Past Board of Trustees Chair

The Leadership Development Committee's purpose is to develop future leaders of ACCE by helping them become committee chairs, vice chairs, Trustees and Officers.  This Committee may also assist in nominating persons to those positions for Board approval.


Standards Committee

Chair: Dr. Charles Berryman

Louisiana State University - MD

Vice Chair: Dr. Souhail Elhouar

Bradley University

The Standards Committee shall be responsible for the preparation of the criteria and standards upon which all programs in construction education seeking accreditation or re-accreditation by ACCE will be evaluated, in particular Document 103.  All proposed changes in standards and criteria relating to construction education programs shall be sent to the administrators of ACCE accredited programs for comment by program faculty, students, or administrators (allowing an appropriate period of time for comment) prior to final adoption by the Board.



Council of Chairs 

Chair: Dr. Craig Capano

Florida Gulf Coast University

The Council of Chairs will make personal contact with the program leader and Visiting Team Chair soon after each site visit to determine best practices and identify any issues that occurred during the preparation for and conduct of the site visit.  The Council of Chairs has the following responsibilities:  review the accreditation process and make recommendations for improving the process with emphasis on the quality, consistency, and timing of team visits and Visiting Team Reports; make recommendations to promote the consistent interpretation of ACCE standards; and make recommendations on the training and other qualifications necessary for service as a Team Chair or Team Member.


Marketing & Communication Committee

Chair: Joy Svoboda

Individual Member

The Marketing and Communications Committee serves ACCE by developing a marketing plan, strategies, guidelines and overseeing consistent, effective communication aligned with the ACCE mission and the branding message of ACCE. This includes ACCE-branded communications to the membership, committees, and external audiences. The committee provides all ACCE committees with assistance and oversight where needed in creating marketing and communications materials: print, email, signage and merchandise. The committee maintains the ACCE Marketing Plan which is updated every three years (3), and oversees updates and revisions to the ACCE website as needed. The committee coordinates with ACCE staff regarding usage of the resources in the annual ACCE budget approved by the Board of Trustees. 



Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee shall be responsible for conducting routine business on behalf of the Board during the period of time between the meetings of the Board and any other matters the Board may delegate to the Executive Committee during any regular or special meeting of the Board.  This Committee specifically oversees the roles and actions of all Special Committees and is not required to bring any actions from those committees to the Board for approval other than for changes in the budget, policies, or accreditation standards.


Special Committees:

These Committees report directly to the Executive Committee.


Awards & Scholarships Committee

Chair:  Mr. Rogers Hunt

Tuskegee University IAB

The Committee shall be responsible for all ACCE fundraising activities, exclusive of the normal income realized from membership dues of all categories, accreditation fees, attendance fees, and investment income.


Training Committee

Chair: Dr. Al Bleakley

Florida Institute of Technology                                                                                                   

Vice Chair: Professor Mikael Anderson

California State University - Sacramento


The Training Committee shall be responsible for structuring appropriate training for Registered Visitors, Educators and Visiting Team Chairs.

Guidance Committee

Chair: Dr. John Schmidt 

Individual Member  

Vice Chair:  Dr. Robert Ries

University of Florida


The Guidance Committee has the following responsibilities:  providing a system of advisory services for construction education programs, including those programs seeking accreditation by ACCE and those already accredited; preparing guidelines and documents with which a program will effect a self evaluation study that will be an integral part of the ACCE accreditation process, in particular ACCE Document 102; recommending to the Executive Committee such changes as may be needed to improve these materials on a scheduled basis; developing and maintaining rules governing the selection and conduct of ACCE recognized mentors; assisting the President in the maintenance of the list of recognized mentors; identifying programs that are potential candidates for ACCE accreditation; and assigning mentors to new candidate programs.


Construction Workforce Education (CWE) Committee

Chair: Mr. Bill Good

Roofing Alliance

Vice-Chair: Dr. Mostafa Khattab   

MCA Academic Advisor

During the 2020 ACCE Conference Board of Trustees meeting, the discussion of our new Committee that the Apprenticeship Accreditation Task Force has initiated for us was then approved by a unanimous vote.


Dr. Mostafa Khattab and Dave Davia from the Rocky Mountain Mechanical Contractors Association worked tirelessly to assemble the documents needed to establish the first procedure and accreditation for an apprenticeship program.  They will be the first Program to be accredited under the purview of the new Construction Workforce Education (CWE) Committee.

Recognition Committee 

Chair: Ms. Tammy Crooks                                                                                                


Vice Chair: Mr. Bill Good

Roofing Alliance 

The Recognition Committee is responsible for guiding the Council's interests in providing recognition for non-degree, career-related education programs.  This effort is to recognize the providers and programs which have a quality process and content aimed at providing education other than skills training; it is not aimed at degree-granting programs.  The committee will develop the requirements for non-degree recognition (not accreditation) for evaluating any application and making recommendations to the Executive Committee for recognition acceptance.  The Committee will be made up of a committee chair and members from industry and educator professionals who have a specific interest in post-secondary, professional development.


Industry Liaison Committee

Chair: Dr. Charles McIntyre                                                                    

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

Vice- Chair: Ms. Susan Labas

Individual Member

Vice-Chair: Mr Charles Roesset

Simpson Strong Tie


The Industry Liaison Committee is to serve as a liaison between the construction industry and the ACCE in order to provide a stronger relationship and input from this important constituency.



Baccalaureate Degree Program Directors Caucus

Chair: Dr. Robert Ries

University of Florida 

The caucus is a forum for like-minded people to discuss current issues in construction education and exchange best practices that advance construction education.



Associate Degree Program Directors Caucus

Chair: Dr. Rod Stutt

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Industry Caucus

Chair: Joy Svoboda



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Irving, TX  75062


Steve Nellis

Steve Nellis joined ACCE as President/CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in management for professional construction firms and industry associations. Steve’s longstanding association with ACCE includes serving on multiple committees and as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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