• Higher Education Initiative Committee

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    Higher Ed Committee

    The purpose of the Higher Education Initiative Committee is to provide input and guidance that helps the ACFE develop and promote anti-fraud education in college and university disciplines such as accounting, management, business and criminal justice.

    The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than five and no more than nine members, including a Chair and vice-Chair, each of whom shall be an Educator and Certified Fraud Examiner in good standing. To balance expertise and experience from various college programs, the Committee should include at least one representative from each of the following disciplines: Accounting, Business/Management, and Criminal Justice.

    Current Committee Members

    • Kurt Ramin, CFE, CPA, CEBS (Wharton) (Chair Emeritus)
    • Dr. Cindy L. Greenman, CFE (Chair)
    • Dr. Pierre Marc Rivolta, CFE (Vice-Chair)
    • Dr. Bruno Pavlicek, CFE
    • Dr. Richard G. Brody, CFE, CPA
    • Glenn R. Dinetz, CFE
    • Dr. Todd DeZoort, CFE
    • Ansie De Jager, CFE

    Specific Duties
    The Higher Education Advisory Committee is charged with:

    Encouraging cooperative projects between educators and practitioners to enhance ACFE’s pedagogical resources available for anti-fraud education.

    Coordinating the creation of a standardized anti-fraud curriculum for use by colleges and universities as a model for establishing baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate or certificate programs.

    Increasing the amount of fraud examination education at the college and university level by assisting the ACFE in establishing at least one, three-hour fraud examination course at all major colleges and universities.

    Encouraging qualified individuals to enter careers related to fraud deterrence by facilitating the development of internship opportunities and entry level positions in the accounting, auditing, investigation, and management advisory services.

    Providing the ACFE with practical, timely and expert guidance in the development of products and services for educators.

    Developing an agenda for the Annual Educator Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. Committee members are required to attend and participate in the meeting if possible.

    The appointed chair and/or vice-chair are responsible for writing the Fraud Magazine FraudEdge column.

    Meetings may be conducted in person or by conference call. The Committee Chair shall give reasonable notice to all Committee members of the place, day, time and purpose or purposes for any Committee meeting.

    Member Qualifications
    Significant experience in anti-fraud higher education; recognized leader or authority in their field; seriously concerned about best practices and learning solutions as demonstrated by speeches, attendance at meetings, or other visible efforts; highly recommended by their peers as substantial members of the association. Other qualifications include:

    Regularly attends conference calls and important related meetings.

    Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.

    Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.

    Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.

    Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.

    Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.

    Term of Office
    Members of the Committee shall serve staggered two-year terms with half of the members rotating off each year.