Nicholls business dean appointed to regional board

Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey (Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — A Nicholls State University educator has been recognized for her experience in business administration and higher education with an appointment to one of the most influential organizations in southern business education.

Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey, dean of the College of Business Administration, joins the Board of Directors for the Southern Business Administration Association for a 3-year term, effective this month. Every year the SBAA elects three new board members from its member institutions to replace outgoing board members.

“The board members of SBAA, primarily business school deans, are a group of strong leaders who work collaboratively to share knowledge, best practices and future directions for the pursuit of quality business education,” Dr. Macik-Frey said. “Nicholls College of Business Administration has been a member of SBAA for many years and has benefited greatly from the networking the organization provides. I am honored to be elected to the board and will work hard to support its mission.”

Dr. Macik-Frey was named dean in 2016. She originally joined the Nicholls management faculty in 2007 and received the Candies Family Endowed Professorship. Prior to arriving at Nicholls, she owned a rehabilitation agency, providing speech pathology services in cooperation with physical and occupational therapy partners. She worked as a regional manager for a national rehabilitation provider in south Texas and was the national director of reimbursement training and research for a health-care consulting company.

The SBAA is the regional association of collegiate business schools at universities throughout the Southern U.S. with nearly 150 member institutions. SBAA Summer Workshops and Annual Meetings attract a diverse array of business school leaders not only from its service region but also from across the country. The mission of SBAA is to improve management education by providing networking opportunities for business educators, displaying best practices, promoting innovation in teaching and scholarship and encouraging leadership in the management of educational programs.


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