More than 400 academics from universities and business schools of the Americas, Europe and Oceania participated in CLADEA 2017, an encounter called “Breaking Paradigms: Anticipating the future of global education”. The event was held from October 17-19 in Riverside, California – USA. We thank the host institution of the Assembly 2017. During the welcome cocktail, Kimberly Collins, Chair of CLADEA 2017; Hilda Arango, President of CLADEA, Dean EICEA, Universidad de la Sabana (Colombia), together with Kim Wilcox, University of California, Riverside (USA); Tomás Morales, Rector of California State University, San Bernardino and Timothy White, welcomed all the participants and showed their interest in promoting the link between the schools of North America and Latin America.
The activities received a warm welcome, including the Plenary Session of AACSB, denominated: Addressing the Challenges of Business Education: Opportunities to Thrive, presented by Patrick Cullen, vice-president of strategy and innovation of AACSB; the Rector Session: Presidents’ Perspectives on the Future of Global Education, with the participation of: Tomas Morales, President, CSUSB; Kim Wilcox, Chancellor, UCR; Sue Henderson, President, City University New Jersey; Alfonso Lopez-Diaz, Rector, UPTC; The Deans’ Session 1: Quo Vadis Management Education?, which included the following panelists: Judy D. Olian, Dean – UCLA Anderson School of Management; James G. Ellis, Dean – Marshall Univ. Southern California; Jaime Alonso Gómez, Dean – University of San Diego School of Business, which enabled participants to learn about the new challenges to be known, which business schools must address, including the ethical component and knowledge of what is being done in each country where they operate.