Dr. Freda Hartman is a faculty member at Capella University with over thirty years of higher education experience in faculty and administrative positions. Since 1996 and as Dean of two business schools, she led both to achieve initial ACBSP accreditation. Dr. Hartman has served on the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners since 2013 and as its Chair during 2017-2018. Previously, she was President of Region 7, served on numerous regional and global committees and as a mentor, site evaluator, and site team chair for schools based in the U.S. and globally. Dr. Hartman earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of North Texas (NTSU) and a M.B.A. and B.S. in Business Administration (magna cum laude) from Youngstown State University.