Dr. Bill Y. Chen, CFO and Professor in the Department of Business Administration, recently has been elected as the President of the Association for Chinese Management Educators (ACME). The ACME aims at promoting a forum for its members to exchange information and to stimulate cooperation with both academic and nonacademic organizations in the Pacific Rim region. It holds an annual conference and publishes an annual academic refereed journal—International Journal of Management Theory and Practices.

Last July, the UWest hosted the 22nd International Conference on Pacific Rim Management organized by the ACME. Dr. Chen was the program chair of the 23rd conference this year. Members of the ACME come from Taiwan, China, India, Canada, the US and other places. Several board members of the association are the Deans of business schools of universities in the US.