About the GAC

Established in 2001

95 Degree Programs

Member of ASPA

Established in 2001, The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for accrediting project management and related programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels.

The mission of the GAC is to advance excellence in project management education worldwide through collaboration with and support of academic institutions, and through accreditation of academic programs. The primary objective of the GAC accreditation process is to ensure that GAC accredited academic programs prepare students to meet the current and anticipated needs of businesses and government organizations for qualified professionals working in the field of project management.

GAC is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), which advances the knowledge, skills, good practices, and ethical commitments of accreditors as a means of enhancing educational quality.

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The GAC Directors

The GAC Directors serve as the policy-making body in all matters related to GAC Accreditation of academic programs in the field of project management, and are solely responsible for all related decisions.

The GAC is governed by a group of volunteer members comprising a balance between academic faculty and industry representatives, with at least one member representing the interests of the public. The appointment of persons representing a wide range of professional and academic interests as well as geographic locations is designed to provide a balanced, comprehensive review of academic programs pertaining to the discipline of project management.

James M. Szot, PhD, PE, PMP

University of Texas at Dallas
United States

Andrew Gale, PhD

The University of Manchester
United Kingdom

CJ Walker Waite, Ph.D. PMP

Praxis, Inc
University of Wisconsin,
City University – Seattle
United States

Rolf Lundin, PhD

Jönköping University

Heather Ramsey

Ex-Officio, Project Management Institute
United States

Federico Vargas, DBA PMP

Universidad Latina / GE 360
Costa Rica

Lin Shaopei, CEng, FICE

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Charles Hickman

Public Member, ABET Managing Director
United States

LuAnn Piccard, PMP

University of Alaska, Anchorage
United States

Miles Shepherd

MSP Ltd.
United Kingdom

Jordi Rey, MBA

UPF Barcelona School of Management
Pompeu Fabra University

Vittal Anantatmula, D.Sc. PMP

Western Carolina University
United States