Professor Receives Regional Teaching Excellence Award

Thursday, May 01, 2008
SNHU Communications Office

Dr. Steven Painchaud, professor of organizational leadership for Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Business, is being honored with the prestigious Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Teaching Excellence Award.

Painchaud, of Concord, was selected in a competition with other ACBSP-member schools in the region and will be honored as one of eight regional award-winners from baccalaureate/graduate institutions at the 2008 ACBSP annual conference in New Orleans in June.

“The regional recipient is selected for outstanding leadership and service in business education,” said Douglas Viehland, executive director of ACBSP. “We are proud to honor Dr. Painchaud for the commitment to teaching excellence.” 

The ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award Committee looked at five criteria in evaluating professors for the award, including quality of classroom teaching and learning, institutional versatility, curriculum development, professional development and community commitment. Painchaud and other regional award winners now will be considered for the ACBSP’s international award.

Painchaud has more than 25 years of teaching, management and consulting experience. He teaches in the areas of strategic management, social environment, human resource management, business trends, organizational behavior and human relations.  He provides consulting services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations and focuses on strategic management, trend analysis, human resources and supervisory training.

He is regarded as one of the most sought-after professors by students because of his ability to transfer knowledge utilizing multiple instructional methods. 

Painchaud championed the university’s Master of Science degree in organizational leadership, which provided much-needed graduate studies for managers.

Dr. Painchaud has been an integral member of leadership for the Capital Region Food Program, a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating hunger in the greater Concord area.  For longer than 20 years he has provided guidance and direction and facilitated strategic initiatives to ensure sustainability and innovation with this highly valued organization.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the significance of the classroom teacher to the mission of business degree granting institutions. Based on this, the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Commission established the Teaching Excellence Award to recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in teaching.

ACBSP accredits college and university business programs with a focus on teaching and learning in the classroom.  SNHU’s School of Business is ACBSP-accredited.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP has 586 member institutions in 17 countries. More than 400 ACBSP member institutions also have achieved accreditation. ACBSP is located in Overland Park, Kan. Visit for more information. 

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