Bonus Speakers 2014 - Higher Education Institution Conference 2017

Kjell R. Knudsen

Kjell R. KnudsenDean, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
University of Minnesota Duluth

Dr. Kjell R. Knudsen became dean of the School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth, on January 1, 1998. A native of Norway, he first came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 1965. After graduation from Gonzaga in 1967, Dr. Knudsen attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis on a Torske Klubben Fellowship. He received his MBA in 1969 and PhD in Management in 1973. Since 2000, Dr. Knudsen has been heavily involved as a Peer Review Training member and chair as well as a mentor with AACSB International. From 2003–2009, Dr. Knudsen served on the Initial Accreditation Committee. In April 2009, Dr. Knudsen was appointed to serve a three-year term on the PreAccreditation Committee.



Lucienne Mochel

lucienne mochel

Vice president, accreditation and member services
AACSB International

Lucienne Mochel joined AACSB International in November 2004 and currently serves as vice president of Accreditation and Member Services. In this role Lucienne is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the department, management of the accreditation committees and processes, coordination of member recruitment, training of volunteer, development of new initiatives and the continues development of the departments responsibilities. Lucienne maintains relationships with more than 600 accredited business schools and assists approximately 200 schools seeking accreditation. Prior to joining AACSB, Lucienne worked for more than 20 years in training and workforce development as the director of Employment and Training for the municipality of Rotterdam and as program administrator for a large non-profit organization in the U.S.