LEWISTON, Idaho – Fred Chilson, the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Lewis-Clark State College, recently received the Dr. John L. Green Service Award from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) at its recent annual conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., in early April.
The Dr. John L. Green Service Award is presented to a recipient who has demonstrated service and commitment to IACBE and to the academic profession covering a number of years. Service includes being on the board of directors and/or board of commissioners, being a regional officer, being a site visit team chair or member and serving on IACBE committees. It is one of three faculty awards that can be awarded each year.
What made the award surprising for Chilson is that he was the emcee for the awards ceremony and had no idea he had won the award until he opened the envelop and read off the winner’s name. Chilson received an individual plaque and gift and also has his name on the perpetual plaque located at IACBE headquarters in Lenexa, Kan.
On April 1, Chilson was named provost/vice president for academic affairs on a permanent basis after serving in an interim role the past year. He was named to the position after a nationwide search. Chilson joined LC State in 2018 as the dean of the School of Professional Studies and Graduate Studies.
Chilson has been involved with higher education for more than 20 years. He has worked at four institutions, including three he also taught at, and has been heavily involved in accreditation during that time. He has traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting institutions in Europe, China and elsewhere as part of accreditation teams. He also has served as executive chairman of the Board of IACBE.