Dean Roger Weikle
Roger Weikle, Dean of Winthrop University’s College of Business Administration, was recently appointed to the Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) by the Board of Directors of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB-I).
The 20-member group of deans from around the world makes the final recommendation on approval for accreditation status of all business schools seeking initial accreditation. The committee is charged with receiving reports from peer review teams after field visits and ensuring that schools receive consistent reviews. Members meet twice a year to consider applications. The association includes 600 accredited schools in more than 20 countries. Debra Boyd, Winthrop’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, noted that Dean Weikle’s selection recognizes his expertise in and his dedication to AACSB-I standards. “Dean Weikle is a strong advocate for student outcomes assessment and brings both rigor and integrity to the review process,” she said.
Weikle has a long record of review experience for AACSB-I, serving on more than 20 review committees, frequently as chair. He has also done review work for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and on multiple evaluation teams for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah).
After completing undergraduate and master’s degrees in human resource management from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Weikle worked briefly in the coal and steel industry. He later earned a Ph.D. in human resources management from the University of South Carolina. Weikle joined the Winthrop faculty in 1974 serving the University in several capacities, including the last 16 years as dean. He taught courses in employment law, collective bargaining and public policy. His research interests parallel his teaching fields with much activity in the area of individual bargaining behavior, the effects of technology in the workplace, union organizing campaigns, interviewing and discipline, and the effects of performance appraisals and compensation on performance.
More recently Weikle’s work has been on issues associated with regional economic development and those contributing to the improvement of teaching, learning, curriculum innovation, and global cooperation with business schools around the world. Among his many roles within the business community, Weikle is the state chair of the South Carolina Small Business Development Center and on the board of directors of the York County Economic Development Board.