ORGANIZATION of ACCE
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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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
( No Term Limits)
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 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
Mr. Mostafa Khattab
1391 Speer Blvd, Ste. 450
Denver, CO 80204
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
Mr. David Woods, Executive Director
2053 Grant Rd., STE 370
Los Altos, CA 94024
Ms. Katie Loughmiller, Assistant Professor
940 N. 17th St.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66503
Accrediting Agency Trustees
National Board for Construction
Mr. Lu Jianzhong Ministry of Construction
China Road and Bridge Corporation
The Charter Institute of Builders
Ms Laura Chin, Accreditation Officer
1 Arlington Square
Downshirway Bracknell, UK RG12 1WA
Canadian Technology Accreditation Board
Ms Candace Scott
2197 Riverside Dr., STE 405
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3
( 3 -Year Term / 2 Term Limit)
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Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA 02115
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, MN 56001
Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT 06050
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611
University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195
( 1-Year Term / 6 Term Limit)
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California State University, Sacramento
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901
Dr. Richard Burt Auburn University Auburn, AL 36849
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 32606
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Arizona State University
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019
Kennesaw State University Marietta, GA 30060
Retired-Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI 49307
( 3-Year Term / 2 Term Limit)
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Forensic Civil Engineer Gervasio & Associates (Retired) Glendale, AZ 85308
PCL Construction (Retired) Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6J 3R6
Senior Project Manager at Bartlett Cocke General Contractors for K12 market in greater Houston Texas
Project Manager A.G. Gaston Construction Company Birmingham, AL 35203
Senior Associate & Director of Marketing at van Zelm Engineers
President TMG Construction Corp
Mr. Charles Roesset Director of Training Simpson Strong Tie Pleasanton, CA 94588
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
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.
Chair: Dr. Khalid Siddiqi
Kennesaw State University
Vice Chair: Dr. Craig Capano
Vice Chair: Dr. Rod Stutt
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.
Chair: Ms. Pam Dullum, Chair
Vice Chair: Mr. Bill Good
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.
Chair: Dr. Cheryel Goodale
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.
Chair: Dr. Charles Berryman
Louisiana State University - MD
Vice Chair: Dr. Souhail Elhouar
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.
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.
Chair: Joy Svoboda
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.
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.
These Committees report directly to the Executive 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.
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.
Chair: Dr. John Schmidt
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.
Chair: Mr. Bill Good
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.
Chair: Ms. Tammy Crooks
NAWIC - NEF
Vice Chair: Mr. Bill Good
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.
Chair: Dr. Charles McIntyre
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Vice- Chair: Ms. Susan Labas
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
Chair: Joy Svoboda
300 Decker Drive
Irving, TX 75062
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.